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Godman booked on rape charges after unmarried woman delivers stillborn: cops

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A 19-year-old woman has accused a self-styled godman of repeatedly raping her over the past one year in the district of and Kashmir, following which a case was registered, a said Tuesday.

"The 65-year-old accused hails from Mathura area of is absconding and a hunt is on to nab him," the said.

He said the alleged incident came to light on October 6 when the woman hailing from a village in the town, complained of severe abdomen pain and was rushed to a local hospital where doctors referred her to citing pregnancy complications.

The woman, who is not married, underwent a caesarean and delivered a stillborn at the government hospital in and alleged she was repeatedly raped over the past year by the man, who was functioning as a in the village temple, he said.

The said the family of the victim approached the local police station and an FIR under section 376 (rape) of the Ranbir Penal Code was registered against the accused.

He said the 'sadhu' fled the village before the registration of the case and efforts are on to nab him.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 21:50 IST