Self-styled Godman Daati Maharaj questioned on rape charges

The case is when a woman, in her complaint filed last Sunday in south Delhi, alleged that Daati Maharaj repeatedly raped her at his ashrams in Delhi and Rajasthan two years ago

Accused of rape, the self-styled godman Daati Maharaj appeared for questioning by Delhi police for couple of hours.

He has been accused of raping a disciple in his ashrams.

The case is when a woman, in her complaint filed last Sunday in south Delhi, alleged that Daati Maharaj repeatedly raped her at his ashrams in Delhi and Rajasthan two years ago.

Police said that the questioning aimed at grilling the self-styled godman on the allegations levelled against him by the woman.

The woman said that she was raped at Gurukul Ashwasan in Rajasthan’s Bal Gram.

On his part, Daati Maharaj denied these allegations, as per the police.

Last Saturday, a Delhi Police team had visited his ashram in Rajasthan’s Pali to gather evidence.

The Swati Maliwal-led Delhi Commission for Women had recently sough reasons for the delay in arresting the self-declared godman.

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