Lucknow: After Ram Rahim in an other incident, a self proclaimed “baba” was arrested on charges of raping a physically disabled devotee at his ashram in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district.
The victim hailed from West Bengal and was living at his ashram in Barsana district for several months.
The victim alleged that the accused raped her repeatedly and threw her out of the ashram, when she got pregnant.
The victim then returned home and lodged a complaint with the police there.
A team of West Bengal police, accompanied by the local cops, reached the ashram on Thursday night and arrested the self-styled godman.
As per sources, Mathura Police Superintendent Aditya Kumar Shukla reportedly told that, they are taking the “baba” to Bengal, as that’s where the complaint was lodge by the victims.
The accused, however, denied the allegations and claimed that the victim wanted to oust him from the ashram and hence had implicated him in a false case. He also told that he didn’t do anything, he don’t even know the girl. One day a couple left their daughter with me asking me to take care of her.
He also claimed that the family members of the woman had visited his ashram last year and left the victim there, asking him to take care of her.
This comes a day after one woman lodged a complaint alleging sexual exploitation by Kaushlendra Prapanacharya Phalahari Maharaj in Chhattisgarh, on Thursday.
The complaint against 70-year-old Phalahari Maharaj, from Rajasthan, was lodged by a 21-year-old woman hailing from Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur. Presently, Baba Phalahari is admitted in the hospital.
Alwar SP Rahul Prakash reportedly told that the concerned doctor is busy in operation. So, we had no conversation with them. They are waiting for his advice now. As soon as they are allowed to talk to the Baba in regards to the matter, they will take the legal proceedings further.