Basti: Four women devotees an ashram in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district on Wednesday claimed that they were raped and torture by Baba Sachidanand and two aides repeatedly.
While an FIR has been lodged, the accused persons are currently absconding. One of the four women who made the shocking claim, said she is from Chhattisgarh.
She said, “I am from Chhattisgarh. I came here in 2008 at the age of 12. I was naive and didn’t know what was being done with me, When I refused to do anything, I was raped by 3 ‘babas’ here.”
“I was kept captive, beaten up and repeatedly raped. He has several ashrams all over India,” she added.
There are several spiritual gurus who have been convicted in the past over such allegations of sexual abuse and some like Asaram Bapu continue to face trial in such cases.
Not long ago, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of raping at least two women, following which large-scale riots broke out in Haryana’s Panchkula district.
As many as 40 people were killed and property damage to the tune of Rs 200 crore. Ram Rahim is currently serving two jail terms worth 20 years.http://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/4-women-devotees-of-ashram-in-basti-allegedly-raped-by-baba-sachidanand/180585