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Asaram Bapu’s son Narayan Sai gets life sentence in rape case

Narayan Sai  

A local court in Surat awarded life imprisonment to Narayan Sai, son of self styled controversial godman and rape convict Asaram Bapu, in a rape and sexual harassment case, which was filed against him in 2013. The court on April 30 pronounced the sentence after he was found guilty of rape and sexual harassment case on April 26.

The court found Sai, also a godman with sizeable following, guilty of raping a woman with sexual harassment. The court has also imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh on him.

Along with him, his three key aides have also been awarded imprisonment of 10 years in the case.

As per the case details, two Surat-based sisters in 2013 had approached the police, alleging that they were raped by Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai.

One of the sisters accused Narayan Sai of repeatedly raping her between 2002 and 2005 when she was living at his ashram.

Subsequently, Narayan Sai was arrested in late 2013 after a massive, country-wide manhunt. Another case was filed against Asaram because he had also allegedly raped another sister in his Ahmedabad Ashram.

It may be noted that Asaram has already been convicted in a separate rape case in Jodhpur in Rajasthan where he is currently serving a life term awarded by the court following his conviction in a rape case.

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