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Indian spiritual guru arrested for assaulting woman – Newspaper

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NEW DELHI: Police on Saturday arrested a preferred Indian religious guru, the second previously month, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old lady in western India.

Police officer Jaisingh Nathawat stated the girl, whose mother and father have been followers of 70-year-old Kaushlendra Prapannacharya Falahari Maharaja, complained that the guru assaulted her on Aug 7 at his headquarters in Alwar, a city in Rajashtan state.

She stated that the religious guru warned her in opposition to telling anybody concerning the assault, however that she determined to interrupt her silence after one other self-proclaimed guru, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was tried and sentenced to 20 years in jail final month for raping two followers in northern Haryana state.

A courtroom despatched Falahari Maharaja to a jail for 15 days whereas the police full their investigation into the case. The lady was allegedly raped when she went handy the religious guru three,000 rupees ($45) that she had earned for an internship with an lawyer in New Delhi on his suggestion.

Non secular sects have big followings in India and in addition wield appreciable political clout. Crimes once more girls have been mounting within the nation.

The outrage over a 2012 assault on a 23-year-old medical scholar on a transferring bus in New Delhi by a bunch of males prompted fast motion on laws doubling jail phrases for rapists to as much as 20 years and criminalising voyeurism, stalking and the trafficking of girls. Indian lawmakers additionally voted to decrease to 16 from 18 the age at which an individual will be tried as an grownup for heinous crimes.

The medical scholar died two weeks later of accidents attributable to the rape. 4 males had been sentenced to demise for the assault.

Revealed in Daybreak, September 24th, 2017

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