Self-styled godman Ashu Maharaj was arrested Thursday night for allegedly raping a woman and her minor daughter at his ashram in the national capital, police said. Rape Charges Against Godman Ashu Ji & Son in New Delhi For Sexually Assaulting Mother & Her Minor Daughter.
His son Samar Khan was also detained by the Crime Branch for raping the woman, Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Rajiv Ranjan said.
The two accused were questioned for couple of hours in connection with the case, police said.
In her complaint to police, the woman had claimed that she was raped by the self-styled godman, his friends and his son between 2008 and 2013, a police officer said. Maharashtra Godman Arrested for Forcing Male Devotees Into Unnatural Sex, Videos Go Viral!
She had alleged that he even asked her to bring her minor daughter to him and then raped her, he said. A case was registered in the Hauz Khas Police Station last week and the probe transferred to the Crime Branch Sunday.
This year, self-proclaimed godman's Daati Maharaj case came to the limelight after a 25-year-old girl accused him of raping her. After the girl's complaint, the Delhi Police Crime Branch initiated a probe against Daati Maharaj and filed a complaint against him under sections 376, 377, 354 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Who is Daati Maharaj? Know All About The Delhi Based Self-Proclaimed Godman And The Rape Case Against Him.
The victim in her statement has told the police that Daati and his two other trusted men raped her. In her statement, she also said that she was forced by another female disciple to go into Daati's room.