Asaram convicted for raping minor girl
April 25, 2018  10:56
Just in: Self-styled godman Asaram has been convicted for the rape of a minor girl. Three co-accused have been held guilty, two have been acquitted by the court.

Asaram is accused of raping a teenage girl from Shahajahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, who was studying at the godman's ashram at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. Asaram has denied the rape charges. The victim had alleged that Asaram called her to his ashram in Manai area near Jodhpur and raped her on the night of August 15, 2013.

Asaram faces 10 years in jail, but the quantum of punishment has not been announced today. Asaram has been in jail since 2013. 

Neelam Dubey, Asaram's spokesperson said, "We will discuss with our legal team and then decide our future course of action. We have confidence in our judiciary."
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