Coimbatore: In a shocking allegation, a couple on Monday said that their two daughters were being held captive by Coimbatore-based Isha Yoga centre and had been made sanyasins.
The couple has sought the help of the District Collector to set their daughters, Geetha Kamaraj (33) and Latha Kamaraj (31), free.
In a petition to the collector, retired professor Kamaraj alleged that his two daughters, who had gone to the centre to learn yoga some time ago, were "brainwashed" and forced to stay there.
The Yoga centre's head had allegedly made the two tonsure their heads and wear saffron clothes. Kamaraj said he wanted to marry off his daughters.
The Centre was not allowing them to mingle with outsiders, Kamaraj, who had come to the collectorate with his wife, said.
The Vadavalli resident alleged that he was not even allowed to meet and talk to his daughters, who were M Tech and B Tech degree holders and holding good posts, he said.
Expressing apprehensions about their safety, he requested the collector to immediately intervene and get them released.
Efforts to get a reaction from the Yoga centre were of no avail.
(With PTI inputs)