Sexual assault case: Victim’s father on fast demanding Asaram Bapu’s arrest

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 12:09

Zee Media Bureau/Biplob Ghosal

New Delhi: Father of the 16-year-old girl, who has accused Asaram Bapu of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Rajasthan`s Jodhpur city, has started a fast-unto-death beginning Saturday.

The father of the alleged victim has said that he will not eat anything till Asaram is arrested.

Earlier, he had accused the self-styled godman of threatening his daughter to kill the whole family if she revealed anything regarding the incident.

The alleged sexual assault survivor’s father had said that he used to regard Asaram Bapu as God, and with this shameful incident the godman has broken the trust of the whole family.

“Asaram Bapu should be hanged,” the father of the teenage girl had demanded.

Meanwhile, a journalist and a camera person were attacked by Asaram Bapu’s supporters in Jodhpur on Saturday.

A Rajasthan Police team has left to question Asaram Bapu and "then probably arrest him", said an official on Saturday.

Heavy police force has been deployed in Jodhpur city today following reports that a huge crowd of Asaram Bapu`s followers had gathered at his ashram and some of them attacked media persons who were covering developments in the sexual assault case lodged against the spiritual guru, an official said.

Asaram Bapu is facing arrest after a 16-year-old girl made a police complaint Aug 20, accusing him of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Jodhpur.

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First Published: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 12:08

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