Lucknow: Four women devotees have alleged that they were held captive and raped repeatedly by ‘Godmen’ in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh. The women were allegedly tortured and raped inside the ashram of Baba Sachidanand and his disciples.
UP Police have registered the case against the who are absconding and search for them is on. Basti Superintendent of Police, Sankalp Sharma said an FIR has been lodged against the accused and that legal proceedings are being followed.
One of the victims said she came to the ashram in 2008 at the age of twelve from Chattisgarh. She claimed ‘Baba’ has several ashram across the nation where these activities are going on.
“I was naive and didn’t know what was being done with me, When I refused to do anything, I was raped by three ‘babas’ here. I was kept captive, beaten up and repeatedly raped,” she said.