Brothers Kashinath and Govind Dore were not happy with their circumstances and on the advice of their sister Rahibai Pingle they consulted occultist Bachchibai Narayan Khade, 42, who told them they needed to sacrifice both their mother Budhabai Dore 65, and sister for their luck to change. The brothers then took both the women to Khadke in Nashik, beat the mother Budhabai to death while Rahibai managed to escape. Killer Khadke later removed the victim's eyes and buried her body nearby. The incident came to light when a local social worker alerted the police. Police arrested the occultist who also confessed to the murder of another woman in a similar ritual. Brothers Kashinath and Govind were also arrested.