Woman Accuses Self-styled Godman Daati Maharaj Of Rape
A South Delhi based self-styled godman, Daati Maharaj, along with his other disciples has allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman several times. The 25-year-old woman filed the complaint against the godman at the Fatehpur Beri police station in south Delhi yesterday.
In her complaint, she revealed that she was also a disciple of the godman but when he raped her with two of his disciples, she went back to her native place in Rajasthan. She also accused one of the other female disciples of the godman of forcing her to go to his room and when she denied, she would tell her that other disciples have slept with him too, the police said, TNIE reported.
“Met girl who alleged rape by Dati Maharaj in his ashram. The girls story is simply horrifying and it appears that she has gone through the utmost torture.”
She alleges that the two men, whose names she revealed to the police, sexually abused her in the ashrams in Delhi and also in Rajasthan. The woman further revealed that she fled one of the ashrams about two years ago and suffered from depression for many months.
After she came to a better position mentally, she told about her ordeal to her parents who then approached the police and filed the FIR.
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Malliwal met with the survivor and suggested that she should get police protection. “Met girl who alleged rape by Dati Maharaj in his ashram. The girls story is simply horrifying and it appears that she has gone through the utmost torture. She has a threat to her life. Issued notice to Delhi Police to immediatley provide her protection. Dati Maharaj shud b immediately arrested! (sic),” Maliwal tweeted.
In the notice that Malliwal sent to the Station House Officer (SHO) of police station Fatehpur Beri, she said that even after the woman has requested for the copy of the FIR and medical report, the police has slacked in providing her with the same. “She has further stated that there is a threat to her as well as her family’s lives, especially in travelling to and from the Police Station,” wrote Malliwal in the notice.