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Rajasthan: Godman 'Phalahari' booked for sexually exploiting girl in Alwar

The Girl, Who Hails From Bilaspur In Chhattisgarh, Lodged A Complaint Against Kaushlendra Prapanacharya Phalahari Maharaj Alleging That He Had Sexually Exploited Her At His Ashram In Rajasthan’s Alwar On August 7.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vivek Arya | Updated on: 21 Sep 2017, 01:22:55 PM
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New Delhi:

After Gurmeet Singh, another self-styled Godman has been booked for sexually exploiting a 21-year-old woman on Wednesday.

The girl, who hails from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, lodged a complaint against Kaushlendra Prapanacharya Phalahari Maharaj alleging that he had sexually exploited her at his ashram in Rajasthan’s Alwar on August 7.

Hemraj Meena, SHO Aravali police station said, “Bilaspur police have sent the complaint here. We have registered a case of sexual exploitation and initiated investigation.”

After visiting the ashram of the accused, police found that he was undergoing a treatment at a private hospital in the city, Meena said.

Kaushlendra Maharaj will be interrogated after permission from doctors, he added.

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The accused godman had been visiting the woman’s residence for quite a long time, according to the police.

The woman had got an internship after completing her law studies. She visited the godman’s ashram on August 7 to donate some money following which he allegedly sexually exploited her, as per the initial investigation.

The godman apparently has a sprawling ashram and several domestic and international devotees revere him, police said.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 20 Sep 2017, 10:58:49 PM