Godman arrested for driving woman to suicide

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Moga, Nov 5 (UNI) Baghapurana Police has arrested a Godman in Nanaksar village near Kotkapura for allegedly sexually harassing and driving a woman to suicide.

Baba Zora Singh Mahant of a dera in Nanaksar village was today produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate, who sent him for one-day police remand in a case registered against the Mahant for sexually exploiting and driving his follower, 25-year-old Rupinderjit Kaur, to commit suicide.

According to police, Rupinderjit Kaur, resident of Bhaloor village of this district, had immolated herself on November 2, and the police has registered a case against the 'Baba' on the basis of a letter left by the victim in her house and also the statement recorded by her mother Gurcharan Kaur.

The victim, in her suicide note had alleged that, she along with her family, were followers of the Mahant, who used to visit their family. He gradually began exploiting her and was pressurising her to become a Sadhvi and stay at his dera.

The dera mahant, who was absconding, was nabbed by the police last night.

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