A trial court has held Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in August 2013. The verdict was delivered by Judge Madhusudhan Sharma in a makeshift court at the Jodhpur Central Jail.
Few Facts About This Asaram Bapu Rape Case
Bapu Asaram- a self-styled godman has 400 ashrams across the world, raped the young girl in 2013 in his Ashram.
He is also accused, along with his son, Narayan Sai, of raping two sisters in Surat in Gujarat between 2002 and 2004.
The Supreme Court recently set a five-week deadline for the Surat trial be completed.
Asaram was arrested in Indore in Madhya Pradesh for the Jodhpur case and moved to jail in the desert city. He appealed 12 times for bail but was turned down each time.
During the Jodhpur trial, nine witnesses who testified against him were attacked, three of them died.
Asaram, who has a long flowing white beard and used to dress in white robes, was accused of rape, and trafficking under POCSO, a stringent law on sexual crimes against children.