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Asaram convicted for raping minor in his ashram

Apr 25, 2018 12:12 IST
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A Jodhpur court on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram of raping a minor girl at his ashram in Manai village near Jodhpur. The verdict was pronounced in the TADA court in the Central Jail amidst high security, apprehending a threat to law and order from his followers. Judge Madhusudan Sharma also convicted two others accused — Shilpi Gupta and Sharatchanda — in the case. Asaram was charged with raping a 16-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh’s Shahajahanpur in 2013. (HT Correspondent )