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Self-styled godman Ashu Maharaj arrested in rape case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Self-styled godman was arrested Thursday night for allegedly raping a woman and her minor daughter at his ashram in the national capital, police said.

His son was also detained by the Crime Branch for raping the woman, of Police (crime) said.

The two accused were questioned for couple of hours in connection with the case, police said.

In her complaint to police, the woman had claimed that she was raped by the self-styled godman, his friends and his son between 2008 and 2013, a said.

She had alleged that he even asked her to bring her minor daughter to him and then raped her, he said.

A case was registered in the last week and the probe transferred to the Crime Branch Sunday.

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 00:15 IST