Indian guru gets life sentence for rape of teenager

Indian policemen stand guard outside the ashram of controversial Indian guru Asaram Bapu (above) in New Delhi yesterday. Asaram, who has millions of followers, was yesterday jailed for life by a court in Jodhpur, for raping a teenage devotee on the p
Indian policemen stand guard outside the ashram of controversial Indian guru Asaram Bapu in New Delhi yesterday.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS
Indian policemen stand guard outside the ashram of controversial Indian guru Asaram Bapu (above) in New Delhi yesterday. Asaram, who has millions of followers, was yesterday jailed for life by a court in Jodhpur, for raping a teenage devotee on the p
Asaram, who has millions of followers, was yesterday jailed for life by a court in Jodhpur, for raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS

Indian policemen stand guard outside the ashram of controversial Indian guru Asaram Bapu  in New Delhi yesterday. Asaram, who has millions of followers, was yesterday jailed for life by a court in Jodhpur, for raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'Indian guru gets life sentence for rape of teenager'. Print Edition | Subscribe