The Uttar Pradesh Police have provided security to the family of a minor girl who had accused spiritual guru Asaram Bapu of raping her at his ashram in Jodhpur,Rajasthan,August 15. The girls father had filed an FIR against Asaram in Delhi.
Five policemen,including a sub-inspector,have been deployed outside the girls house in Shahjahanpurs Kotwali area. Patrolling in the area have also been increased.
Shahjahanpur circle officer Rajeshwar Singh said even though there was no request for security from the girls family,forces have been deployed fearing attack from Asarams supporters. Kotwali Station Officer Jeet Singh said the Jodhpur police had met him in connection with the case. The team consisting of a sub-inspector and two constables visited the girls house Saturday.
The girl is a student of a gurukul in Chhindwara in MP. Her younger brother also studies there. The girls father,a staunch follower of Asaram,runs a transport business. Speaking over the phone,he said both Delhi and Jodhpur police questioned him,his wife and daughter. Delhi Police have recorded my daughters statement before a magistrate, the girls father said. Her medical examination has been conducted.