Karnataka governor seeks report on rape case against Raghaveshwara Bharathi
Governor Vajubhai Vala sought the report after religious guru Raghaveshwara Bharathi, who has been charged with raping a well-known singer, refused to undergo medical test as part of the probe.
Aravind Gowda | | Mail Today | Bengaluru, October 1, 2015 | Posted by Dianne Nongrum | UPDATED 14:54 IST
With Karnataka’s powerful religious guru Raghaveshwara Bharathi (pontiff of Ramachandrapura Mutt), who has been charged with raping a well-known singer, staying away from the medical test as part of the probe, Governor Vajubhai Vala has sought a report from the state government on the case.
The chargesheet in connection with the rape case was filed by the police nearly a year after the victim lodged the complaint. The seer has been taking legal recourse to stall the probe. On Saturday, he was supposed to appear for a medical test, but he did not turn up citing religious ceremonies.
Women’s groups are criticizing the Karnataka government for not taking up the case properly. On Thursday, the Raj Bhavan sought a report from the government on the case.
A popular singer attached to the Mutt had accused the seer of raping her on several occasions. Last month, another woman accused the seer of raping her.