The Crime Branch of Delhi Police will take over the probe into the complaint of a 25-year-old woman that she was raped by a self-styled godman and his disciples on several occasions, the police said today.
The woman filed a complaint against Daati Maharaj, a self-styled godman, at the Fatehpur Beri police station in south Delhi on Sunday. The case was transferred from the district police to the Crime Branch today, they added.
She also alleged that a female disciple of the godman would force her into his room and if she refused, would tell her that other disciples too slept with him, the police said.
She fled from one of the ashrams two years ago and had gone into depression.
After she recovered from her trauma, she narrated her ordeal to her parents, who approached the police and a case was registered.
"Met girl who alleged rape by Dati Maharaj in his ashram. The girls story is simply horrifying and it appears that she has gone through the utmost torture. She has a threat to her life. Issued notice to Delhi Police to immediately provide her protection. Dati Maharaj should be immediately arrested!" Maliwal tweeted.
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