November 2, 2020 4:30:23 am
Self-styled religious guru Prashant Upadhyay, of Bagla Mukhi Brahmastra Vidyamandir in Warasiya space of Vadodara, has been accused of repeatedly raping a minor between 2013 and 2017, police mentioned. This is the second rape case towards Upadhyay, who’s in judicial custody after being arrested in a dishonest case earlier this 12 months.
In a grievance filed at Gotri police station Saturday, the complainant, who was a minor on the time of the alleged crime, claimed the accused had raped her on 12 events between 2013 and 2017. The complainant mentioned her household used to attend sermons at Upadhyay’s religious centre, and had additionally inspired her to “provide companies” throughout holidays.
In 2015, when she was 16 years outdated, three ladies disciples of Upadhyay took her to his room, the complainant mentioned. There Upadhyay gave her a pill, which he mentioned was a mouth freshner, that rendered her unconscious. He then raped her and later threatened to launch her nude photos on the social media, the complainant mentioned.
Upadhyay was earlier arrested on prices of dishonest and threatening a girl. He can also be dealing with one other alleged rape case, additionally registered at Gotri police station.
In the newest case, Upadhyay has been booked underneath numerous sections of the IPC for rape and legal intimidation in addition to Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act because the sufferer was a minor when the alleged crime was dedicated.
In February, a businessman, Devraj Pandaya, was the primary to allege that Upadhyay duped him of Rs 21.80 lakh on the pretext of reviving his enterprise by way of numerous rituals and prayers. Four different individuals additionally got here ahead alleging that Upadhyay had duped them. Per week later, a girl too registered a grievance towards Upadhyay and two of his aides for threatening her when she had held the “guru” accountable after her son went lacking for greater than two years. Upadhyay was arrested on February 24.
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