DCW chief meets rape victim

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Neighbourhood News Desk: Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal met the woman victim today who was allegedly raped by self-styled Godman Dati Maharaj of the Shanidham. Maliwal has advised police protection for the victim. Crime Branch will take over the probe into the complaint of the 25-year-old woman victim who alleges to be raped by Maharaj and his disciples on several occasions. The woman filed the complaint against Maharaj at the Fatehpur Beri police station  on Sunday. Woman had told police that she was a disciple of the self-styled godman for a decade, but after she was raped by him and two of his disciples, she returned to her native place in Rajasthan.

She also alleged that a female disciple of the godman used to force her into his room and on the victim’s refusal, would convince her stating other disciples too had slept with him. Woman also alleged that she was sexually abused in the ashrams of the godman in Delhi and Rajasthan. She fled one of the ashrams two years ago and had gone into depression. After she recovered from her trauma, she narrated her ordeal to her parents, who approached the police and a case was registered.


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