'Save us from our parents': Mumbai sisters' plea
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'Save us from our parents': Mumbai sisters' plea

21 Apr 2017 | By Gogona Saikia

More parents approach Bombay HC against 'sex racket' targeting daughters

After parents of Shivangi and Samira Sule, alleged victims of domestic violence, claimed the cult Shifu Sanskriti lured their daughters into a sex and drugs racket, two more couples have also approached the Bombay HC saying its founder Sunil Kulkarni had "trapped their daughters".

Police argued that the women weren't minor, but the court observed consent under influence wasn't valid.

Kulkarni has been arrested.

Timeline
20 Apr 2017

Save us from our parents: Mumbai girls urge HC

23-year-old Shivangi Sule and her 21-year-old sister Samira walked from the Bombay HC to Marine Drive holding placards saying, "Neither we are prostitutes, nor are we drug addicts."

"Hon. Bombay HC, save us from our parents," they urged.

The Malad girls resorted to the dramatic measure after their parents allegedly tortured them, and then accused them of being involved in a sex racket.

Details

Parents allegedly tortured the sisters

Parents allegedly tortured the sisters

On December 24, 2016, the Sule sisters' parents allegedly locked them up and tortured them. They were eventually rescued by their friends and Dr. Sunil Kulkarni, founder of Shifu Sanskriti.

When they approached the police, they refused to file a complaint against the parents.

Instead, the girls were reportedly given a lecture on morality at the Malad police station.

What Transpired

Sisters accused of being involved in sex and drug racket

The Sules, meanwhile, went to the police, alleging the organization Shifu Sanskriti was running an illegal sex and drug racket, and that their daughters had been ensnared by them.

The HC directed Malad police to carry out a probe seriously, and slammed them for not taking action against the girls.

Police told the court it would register an FIR against Kulkarni and his organization.

Plea

Sule sisters ask for justice

The sisters have defended Shifu Sanskriti, saying it was "nothing but a way to relax our body and mind from negativity".

"We have been followed by goons and are being harassed by our parents through police officers who call us to the police station at hours... Please save us from our parents," said Shivangi.

"We just want to live an independent life," Samira added.

21 Apr 2017

More parents approach Bombay HC against 'sex racket' targeting daughters

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Shifu Sanskriti allegedly drugged young girls, forced sex acts

Shifu Sanskriti's Facebook page allegedly contains provocative posts. It would ask for phone numbers for membership.

Kulkarni would then call up people, especially girls aged 18-25, and inform them about the "cult".

After they joined, youngsters would be administered drugs, hypnotized, and made to indulge in sexual activities with Kulkarni and others, Sule's parents alleged.

Cases are registered against Kulkarni in Delhi and Mumbai.

24 Apr 2017

Police: Sunil Kulkarni a crook, not Shifu Sunkriti's leader

The Mumbai police said Sunil Kulkarni is a crook and not the cult leader of Shifu Sunkriti.

Police said there are several discrepancies in Kulkarni's bank accounts and have cast doubts over his qualifications as a doctor.

This comes amid allegations that the Kulkarni-run Shifu Sunkriti lured youth and ran a sex racket.

Police said Kulkarni has fraud cases filed against him.