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Woman alleges rape by self-styled godman, disciples

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a self-styled and his disciples several times, police said today.

The woman approached the police with a complaint against Daati Maharaj, a self-styled godman, at the station in south yesterday.

She told police that she was a disciple of the self-styled for a decade, but after she was raped by him and two of his disciples, returned to her native place in

She also alleged that a female disciple of the would force her into his room and if she refused, would tell her that other disciples too slept with him, the police said.

The woman also alleged that she was sexually abused in the ashrams of the godman in and and named two male disciples of Daati Maharaj.

She fled from one of the ashrams two years ago and was in depression for a long time.

After she recovered from her trauma, she narrated her ordeal to her parents, who approached the police and a case was registered.

Commission for Women Chairperson met the victim and said she should be given police protection.

"Met girl who alleged by 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 to imm provide her protection. shud b imm arrested! (sic)," Maliwal tweeted.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 23:50 IST
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