70-yr-old 'Godman' booked for sexually exploiting woman in Chhattisgarh
Jaipur, September 21: A 70-year-old self-styled godman, Kaushlendra Prapanacharya Phalahari Maharaj, was booked for allegedly sexually exploiting a 21-year-old woman hailing from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.
The woman had lodged a complaint against the godman in Bilaspur and alleged that he sexually exploited her at his ashram located in Alwar on August 7.
"Bilaspur police have sent the complaint here. We have registered a case of sexual exploitation and initiated investigation," SHO Aravali police station, Hemraj Meena, said.
He said that they visited the ashram of the accused from where it was found that he was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Alwar. He will be interrogated after permission from doctors, Meena said.
According to the police, the accused godman had been visiting the woman's residence for quite a long time.
According to preliminary investigation, the woman had got an internship after completing her law studies. She visited the godman's ashram on August 7 to donate some money following which he allegedly sexually exploited her.
The police further said the godman has several domestic and international devotees and apparently has a sprawling ashram.