Gurmeet Ram Rahim rape verdict LIVE: Ram Rahim in court

By 25th August 2017 0 Comments

Allegations of rape on Dera chief Ram Rahim has once again brought the spotlight on India’s numerous self-styled godmen and their violent legacies.
In 2002, an anonymous sadhvi wrote a letter to the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, claiming Ram Rahim sexually exploited her along with a few other sadhvis of the ashram. The sexual exploitation case has been registered against the Dera chief in 2002 by the CBI.

The 50-year-old faces the charges of murder as well. Ram Rahim has been accused of murdering a journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati, who had allegedly brought to light the sexual exploitation of sadhvis on Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s Dera 15 years ago. Chhatrapati was shot dead in October 2002, months after the report of an anonymous letter claiming sexual harassment of sadhvis at Ram Rahim’s hand surfaced. There is another murder case against Ram Rahim. He has been accused of killing a Dera member, Ranjit Singh, in July 2002. Singh had highlighted thw wrongdoings inside the Dera headquarters in Sirsa.
That’s not it however. He has been accused of castrating around 400 Dera followers claiming castration would help them meet with God. The Punjab and Haryana government ordered a probe on the matter in 2014.
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