Swami Rape

Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

A popular spiritual guru has been arrested in India for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman, Indian media report. Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping the law student at his ashram in Alwar, a village in Rajasthan state. The self-styled “godman” faces 10 years in prison if convicted. Last month controversial Indian guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced ...

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‘Self-styled godman’ booked for raping woman in Goa

The Vasco Police have booked the godman on the charges of rape, unnatural offences, causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence, and criminal intimidation. A 19-year-old woman from Goa’s Vasco has accused a Karnataka-based “self-styled godman” of raping her in a house near Mapusa town, following which the police have registered a case and ...

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‘Guru’ held for raping childless woman

JAIPUR: A 40-year-old self-styled ‘guru’ was arrested by the Pratap Nagar police for raping a 35-year-old woman on Thursday. The arrest came a day after a woman alleged that she was raped by ‘guru’ and had alleged that her husband had sent her to the accused’s house. According to the police, the woman in her complaint had alleged that the ...

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Indian guru arrested on rape charges

A popular guru was arrested Saturday by police in north-western India for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman. The second such arrest in the country in recent weeks has triggered fears of more rioting by supporters. Numerous gurus in India attract massive followings, with devotees often making long and arduous pilgrimages to attend their religious teachings The 70-year-old Falahari Maharaja was ...

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Gang rape in iconic Mathura temple; watchman arrested

AGRA: A watchman for the famous Radha Rani temple at Barsana in Mathura district, one of two suspects, was arrested on Friday for the alleged gang rape of a devotee from Odisha on the premises earlier this week. Police said the other suspect, who is on the run, worked at the temple as well. The two have been identified as ...

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Supreme Court questions delay in Asaram rape case

The Supreme Court was hearing a bail application filed by Asaram, who faces cases in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The Supreme Court on Monday raised questions about the delay in the trial of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is accused of rape, and asked the Gujarat government to apprise it of the status of the case. The court was hearing a ...

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Judge sends Indian spiritual guru to jail for 20 years in rape case

A judge on Monday sentenced a popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru to a total of 20 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers. The sentences were pronounced amid intense security at a prison in the northern town of Rohtak where the guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, has been held since ...

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Six Indian ‘Babas’ Who Had A Run-In With The Law

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is not the first self-styled godman found breaking the law. Other “gurus” in India have been accused of rape, murder, cheating, and a variety of other crimes. Here are some religious and spiritual leaders who were arrested: Sant Rampal Just a day before Gurmeet Singh was convicted of rape, a court in Haryana deferred its verdict ...

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in rape case

Army deployed amid fears of violence as followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gather outside court in Panchkula. An Indian court convicted a self-styled “godman” of rape as his followers gathered to show their support. Tens of thousands of supporters who had been waiting for hours near the court shouted in anger after the ruling was announced on Friday. Army ...

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Indian cities on lockdown before guru’s rape trial verdict

Several north Indian cities were under a security lockdown Thursday, a day before a court was expected to issue a verdict in a rape case involving the flamboyant leader of a quasi-religious sect. With tens of thousands of followers camped along roads near the barricaded courthouse, police and paramilitary soldiers fanned out across the town of Panchkula and nearby areas. ...

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