Swami Rape

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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Ahead Of Rape Verdict For Gurmeet, 2 States Near Shutdown

Spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, age 50, has the sort of following in Punjab and Haryana that politicians would kill for. Thousands of supporters of the “Guru of Bling” as he is known have begun mapping the routes between their villages and a court in Haryana, which is expected on Friday to decide whether he is guilty of raping ...

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Swami Om gets anticipatory bail in molestation case

A court here has granted anticipatory bail to former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant and self-proclaimed godman Swami Om, who was accused of molesting and threating a woman, court sources said on May 26, 2017. Special Judge Sanjay Garg on Tuesday allowed the anticipatory bail plea of Swami Om and asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 25,000. The court ...

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Kerala woman cuts genitals of ‘rapist swami’s’

A 23-year-old Indian woman has cut off the genitals of a Hindu religious teacher in the southern state of Kerala, claiming he raped her for years. Police said the suspect, named as Gangeshananda Theerthapada, would come to the woman’s house to perform prayer rituals for her father’s health. Her mother had hoped the self-styled holy man would ease the family’s ...

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Swami’s arrest recorded, ‘attempt to rape at knife point’

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the case in which a rape attempt was made against a law student at Pettah, police have recorded the arrest of accused, the 54-year-old Ernakulam Kolenchery native Sreehari aka Gangeshananda Teerthapadar. He is under treatment in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, and under intense police guard. Medical College CI said case was filed against Swami for attempting to rape the ...

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