Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday claimed that the student who went missing after alleging harassment by BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand has been spotted at a Delhi hotel. But she had already left the hotel when a police team reached there, they said.
The post-graduate student has been missing at least since Saturday, when a video clip surfaced in which she accused “a senior leader of the sant community” of harassing and threatening to kill her. She did not directly name him.
Her father alleged in a police complaint on Tuesday that she and other girls at a college run by Chinmayanand’s ashram were sexually harassed by the BJP leader. A former Union minister, Chinmayanand faced similar accusations in 2011 and was booked for raping a woman who stayed at his ashram.