Delhi Police visit rape accused godman Daati Maharaj's ashram

The team, which failed to find the godman at the ashram in Pali, was accompanied by the rape victim, a district police official said.

Published: 16th June 2018 07:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2018 07:46 PM   |  A+A-

rape

Image used for representational purpose only

By PTI

JAIPUR: A Delhi Police team today visited a Rajasthan ashram of Daati Maharaj, a self-styled godman accused of raping a disciple, an official said.

The team, which failed to find the godman at the ashram in Pali, was accompanied by the rape victim, a district police official said.

He said the team conducted an inspection of the ashram to verify the victim's allegations.

The local police provided the assistance sought by the team, the official told PTI.

The woman had filed a complaint last Sunday against Daati Maharaj at the Fatehpur Beri police station in south Delhi.

The case was later transferred to the Crime Branch.

The woman alleged that she was sexually abused at Daati Maharaj's ashrams in Delhi and Rajasthan and also named two male disciples of the godman in her complaint.

Delhi Commission for Women recently demanded the godman's arrest.

Earlier, Delhi Police issued a lookout circular against Daati Maharaj to ensure that he does not leave the country.

The woman has told the police that she had been a disciple of Daati Maharaj for a decade but after she was raped by him, she returned to her home in Rajasthan.

The woman has alleged that she was sexually abused at the godman's ashrams in Delhi and Rajasthan.

Stay up to date on all the latest Delhi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp