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Narayan Sai, Son Of Asaram, Sentenced To Life In Rape Case

Besides Asaram's son Narayan Sai, lodged at the Lajpore Jail here since 2013, the court sentenced his three aides, including two women, to 10 years each in jail after holding them guilty of various offences.

Narayan Sai, Son Of Asaram, Sentenced To Life In Rape Case
Narayan Sai, son of jailed self-styled godman Asaram, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in a rape case | PTI File Photo
Narayan Sai, Son Of Asaram, Sentenced To Life In Rape Case
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2019-04-30T19:11:27+05:30

Narayan Sai, the son of jailed self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court in Surat on Tuesday in a rape case filed against him by a former woman devotee in 2013.

Additional Sessions Judge P S Gadhvi handed down the sentence to Sai and asked him to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victim.

Besides Sai, lodged at the Lajpore Jail in Surat since 2013, the court sentenced his three aides, including two women, to 10 years each in jail after holding them guilty of various offences.

His driver Rajkumar alias Ramesh Malhotra was sentenced to six months in prison.

The court had convicted Sai in the case on April 26 under IPC sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 323 (assault), 506-2 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (conspiracy).

Sai's three aides, Dharmishtha alias Ganga, Bhavna alias Jamuna and Pavan alias Hanuman, were sentenced to 10 years each, while his driver was convicted under IPC Section 212 (harbouring an offender).

Of the total 11 accused, the court had acquitted six on April 26.

In 2013, after Asaram Bapu was arrested for allegedly raping a girl in Rajasthan, two Surat-based sisters had accused the self-styled godman and his son of sexual exploitation.

While the elder sister accused Asaram Bapu of sexual assaults between 1997 and 2006, when she lived at his Ahmedabad ashram, the younger one accused Sai of sexual assaults when she lived at Asaram Bapu's ashram in the Jahangirpura area of Surat between 2002 and 2005.

Sai was arrested from the Delhi-Haryana border in December 2013.

PTI

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