Rape claims hit Karnataka religious guru again

Rape claims hit Karnataka religious guru again

The woman alleged that she remained tight-lipped for the last nine years following threats to her life from the guru and his followers.

Mail Today
Bengaluru, August 30, 2015
UPDATED 09:38 IST

Karnataka’s powerful religious guru Raghaveshwara Bharathi (pontiff of Ramachandrapura Mutt), who is being probed for sexually exploiting renowned singer Premalatha Divakar, is in serious trouble after another woman on Saturday accused him of raping her repeatedly when she was a minor and studied at the Mutt school.

The woman alleged that she remained tight-lipped for the last nine years following threats to her life from the guru and his followers.

In her complaint, the woman alleged that the guru had handpicked her under the pretext of imparting spiritual and moral education. However, after engaging her in separate classes, the guru allegedly started getting close to her physically. Later, he molested her and sexually abused her under the garb of educating her.

The girl, who was still not in a position to understand her guru, silently withstood the treatment. Even after she turned major, the girl was sexually exploited by the guru.

There were allegations that the Karnataka police were soft-pedalling the previous case because the guru was politically well-connected.

source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/rape-claims-hit-karnataka-religious-guru-again/1/461856.html

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