Self-styled godman rapes ailing girl

A self-styled godman-cum-tantrik of the town has been arrested on the charge of raping a girl who had visited him for her treatment. He has been identified as Gaurav.According to information, the parents of a girl of Dera Bassi, who is suffering from some illness, brought her to the godman for her treatment. As the girl has been ill for the past about three months, someone known to his family told them to get treatment from the godman.
After the first visit on March17, the godman called the girl again on March 20 and later on March 21. He told her that some divine powers were having heavy influence on her and this could cause the death of some member in her family. Then he raped her on the pretext of freeing her soul from divine powers.Later, Gaurav took her along to some distant place for seeking blessing. In the meantime, the girl’s parents came to know about it and they reported the matter to the local police.Khanna DSP Deepak Rai said the police had registered a case under Section 376 and arrested the suspect. City Khanna 2 SHO Devinder Singh said the accused was presented before a court that sent him to one-day police remand for further questioning.

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