Sitapur, Sept 27: “I was subjected to a lot of torture,” the girl said before reporters in Sitapur adding that strangers used to exploit her too, said the victim.
One more time, a so-called self-styled baba came to the limelight, not for any good reason but for a heinous assault of raping a girl for eight months in captivity.
The assault took place in Sitapur on Tuesday where the 60-year-old godman sexually assaulted a 21-year-old girl for eight months in captivity at a degree college in the neighbouring district. Police also booked godman’s woman devotee for abetting to commit the crime.The godman runs multiple educational institutes including some degree colleges. He also has stakes in several properties located in Lucknow, Barabanki, Agra and Hathras districts.
The Dalit girl in her complaint to the police said that her distant cousin Anokhe along with two more persons made a deal with Rintoo Singh, an ardent devotee of the Baba and manager of Shri Chandra Bhagwan inter college in Mishrikh area of the district owned by the cult godman, in exchange of money.
Rintoo had introduced the girl to the godman last year. According to woman’s complaint, her cousin took money from Siyaram and Rintoo before running away.
Siyaram kept the girl in hostage and directed one of his followers to keep an eye on her. The matter came into light after the girl called police control room late on Monday night.
A team led by SHO, Mishrikh police station, Ashok Kumar Singh caught the baba from Agra where he had gone with his close accomplices to settle a property dispute.
“A report will be sent to district magistrate to check Siyaram’s assets and verify the properties he owned in Sitapur,” said Singh.
The police have recovered some clothes from Siyaram’s bedroom in the college and taken into custody.
Police were looking for Rintoo and girl’s cousin.
Questioning is on with the accused.
The girl have also named two other people in her complaint, said SSP.