‘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 accused identified as Baba Narayan Das (40) worked at a nearby Shani Dev Temple in Pratap Nagar locality. “She had stated that she and her husband were the devotees of the Baba. Since the couple were childless, her husband sent her to the accused for the blessings. However, the woman was raped by the Baba,” said Islam Khan while quoting the FIR lodged by the woman.

After getting the medical examination of the rape survivor done, the police arrested the accused. “He has confessed his crime and stated that he wished to repent on what he has done,” said Kunwar Rastradeep, deputy commissioner of police(East) said on Thursday.
Police said that without any intense interrogation the accused confessed his crime. “We will ensure an early chargesheet into the matter,” said an officer.

According to the police, the accused is a Narayan Das is a school dropout who worked as local ‘sadhu’ in Haldhi Ghati located Shani Temple. He lived in a nearby house.
Asked if the husband would be taken for criminal conspiracy as in her complaint that woman stated that she was forced by the husband to visit the Baba, Rastradeep, said, “We will have to wait for the official statements of the girl before the magistrate. If she maintains her statements husband will have to be booked for the criminal conspiracy to be read by rape 120-B to be r/w 376 of IPC.”

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