New Delhi: A case has been registered against self-styled godman Ashu and his son for allegedly raping a woman in the national capital. The duo is accused of gang-rape. Police have registered a case on the basis of the woman’s complaint. In the complaint, the woman has said that she was raped several times by godman Ashu, his son between the years 2013 and 2018.
In the complaint, she has also accused three men of sexually assaulting her daughter. Narrating the incident, the woman claimed that the victim has claimed that she was visiting the ashram of the self-styled godman since 2008 for the treatment of her daughter. Self-styled seer Ashu would give massage to her 6-year-old daughter by removing her clothes as part of the treatment.
In 2013, on the occasion of Diwali when the victim visited his ashram her drink was allegedly spiked and she was allegedly raped by the accused. The accused also threatened her to remain quiet or face consequences. The assault, as per the victim continued for years thereafter.
As per the complaint, in 2016, godman’s son and his friend also started sexually assaulting the victim. The victim also claimed to have been beaten by the accused and his associates.
A case was registered in this regard in Delhi‘s Hauz Khas police station under Section 376D/354/506 of Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. The case has been transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch for further investigation.
(With ANI inputs)