Indian Express in their report Rapist tantrik fleeced girls’ family of Rs 1 crore: police write
Mehdi Kasim Shaikh, the tantrik arrested for raping six teenagers, allegedly fleeced their family of Rs 1 crore over a period of time and stashed it in a flat he had rented in Kalyan. The discovery came after the police raided the flat.
According to Dictionary, Tantrik is Adjective of Tantra which mean
Any of a comparatively recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature written in Sanskrit and concerned with powerful ritual acts of body, speech, and mind.
So a tantrik is a practitioner of the Hindu tantra systems of beliefs.
In that case, How can Mehdi Kasim Shaik a muslim be a tantrik? IE’s use of term creates unnecessary confusion and Media Watch hopes that IE will be more cautious