A 43-year-old man who threw a three-year-old girl from the window of his seventh-floor house in Colaba was trying get rid of 'black magic', a report said quoting Colaba police officers. Anil Chugani also wanted to kill the child’s twin sibling, the Hindustan Times report revealed.
According to police, Chugani believed that he was under a spell of black magic. The report said that police have discovered his diaries where he mentions a 50-year-old woman, whom he used to work with while living in Morocco, had performed black magic on him.
Chugni claimed that God had come to him in his dreams and told him to kill a set of twins to get rid of the black magic, the report said detailing his interrogation. After getting these dreams, he found out that his neighbour and friend Prem Lal Hathirmani had twin daughters.
"Chugani started going to Hathirmani’s residence, to play with the twins and give them chocolates," a police officer was quoted as saying in the report.
On September 7, Chugani requested Hathirmani to allow him to take the twins to his house. Hathirmani sent his six-year-old son and the domestic help as well.
"The accused gave the children chocolates and on the pretext of washing Shanaya’s hands, took her to the bedroom. He then flung her out the window," the officer said.
Chugani allegedly told the police that he could not kill Shanaya’s twin because the domestic help was in the house.
According to the report, Colaba police have added relevant sections of the Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act, 2013 to Chugani’s charge-sheet.