Three sadhvis ‘raped’ at Nawada ashram, five booked

According to the FIR, the incident took place around 10 pm on December 12 at Sant Kabir Ashram at Govindpur, where about 50 men and women lived.

By: Express News Service | Patna | Published: January 13, 2018 6:08 am
shamli gangrape, shamli rape case, revenge rape, elopment, shamli district, shamli latest news, indian express The three accused, two of them from UP and one from Gaya, were allegedly threatened against going to police. After the five accused left the ashram, the three accused fled to Bengal and returned early this month. (Representational Photo)

An FIR has been lodged against five persons in connection with the alleged rape of three sadhvis at an ashram in Govindpur in Bihar’s Nawada district.  Though the alleged incident took place on the night of December 12, the three victims had reportedly gone into hiding in West Bengal out of fear and lodged the case after their return.

Police said the FIR was registered on January 4 at Govindpur police station against Kalpanath Choudhary, Girjashankar Choudhary, Tapasyanand, Ajit Choudhary and Dilchand Patel, all of them hailing from Uttar Pradesh. All the five accused were directly or indirectly associated with the ashram and would visit very often.

Three of them, it is learnt, were sewadars there. Five unknown persons have also been booked. There have been no arrests so far.  According to the FIR, the incident took place around 10 pm on December 12 at Sant Kabir Ashram at Govindpur, where about 50 men and women lived. Most of them would preach in villages of Bihar and adjoining states of Jharkhand and UP. Three sadhvis had been cooking that night when they heard a knock on their door. Kalpanath allegedly dragged the sadhvi who opened the door. When the two other sadhvis tried to save her, they were allegedly grabbed by the other accused. Kalpanath, Tapasyanand and Dilchand allegedly took the three sadhvis to a room and raped them.

Two other accused allegedly remained posted at the gates with pistols in their hands. The three accused, two of them from UP and one from Gaya, were allegedly threatened against going to police. After the five accused left the ashram, the three accused fled to Bengal and returned early this month.

 

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  1. Madan Gupta
    Jan 13, 2018 at 10:02 am
    Do not waste time. This is a mess. Women go become Sadhvi to enjoy, when they do not find rich men of their choice then start shouting.
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    1. Sheik Mohamed
      Jan 13, 2018 at 9:41 am
      Under saffronized party regime, efforts were made to install CCTVs in Madrassas and ask them to show transparency about their activities. Had some little precious was done in hindu religious places, rape of so many women/exploitation by Hindu religious hermits would have been avoided.
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