BIHARPOST NEWS DESK
PATNA: A self-styled godman who allegedly raped two sisters for months has been arrested by the police in Bihar.
This followed after the victims, both sisters, mustered courage and filed a written complaint with the police in Supaul district.
The entire family of the victims had joined a religious function organized by the godman at Panchbhinda village in Supaul district in 2010 during which the accused raped younger sister and also made a video of this.
Sometime later, he raped his elder sister too and continued blackmailing her for long. The victims were residents of neighbouring Madhubani district but his family was doing business in Ludhiana town in Punjab.
In the meanwhile, dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was sentenced to jail by the court for raping two of his women followers.
Emboldened by his sentencing, the sisters mustered courage and registered a case with the local police.
Acting on their complaint, a team of local police conducted raids at an ashram at Phulparas town in Madhubani on Tuesday evening and arrested the godman.
“We have arrested the godman and further investigation is on,” Supaul district superintendent of police Mritunjay Kumar Chaudhary told the media on Wednesday.
The godman was running an organisation named Vishwa Kabir Vichar Manch which had its branches functioning both in India and Nepal.
The arrested godman, however, claimed he is innocent.