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Asaram rape case: Self-styled godman sentenced to lifetime imprisonment

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Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Apr 25 (ANI): Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court on Wednesday awarded lifetime imprisonment to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu for raping a teenage female devotee. While the other two got 20-year term in jail in the case. Two sexual assault cases were filed against Asaram in Rajasthan and Gujarat. In the case registered in Rajasthan, a teenage girl had accused Asaram of sexual assault at his ashram in Manai village near Jodhpur. While in Gujarat, the two Surat-based sisters had lodged separate complaints against the self-styled godman and his son Narayan Sai, accusing them of rape. The Jodhpur Police arrested Asaram on August 3, 2013, and since then, he was in prison.

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