The Godman, as they call themselves claim to cure people with their divine power. However, more often than not our so called ‘Godmen aka Guru’ have been found indulged in ungodly crimes, like financial irregularities, murder and worst of it, rapes.
An incident has been reported , wherein a Godman in Delhi raped a 10 year old girl for 4-5 months under the guise of performing rituals. The south east Delhi Police have arrested a self-styled Godman for raping a 10-year-old girl at a village near Jaitpur.
The man sexually molested the girl for 5 months and threatened to destroy her family by putting a curse on her family if she revealed her ordeal to anybody. But when the pain grew worse, she revealed her trauma to her mother. Police was informed then and a case was registered against the Godman following which he was arrested.
People of the locality knew the Godman by the name of ‘Dhongi Baba’. He lived in a hut near Jaitapur, Delhi and performed rituals for the people of the the village. He used to frequently ask the girl’s mother to come and bring her child to accompany him to the rituals. During the said rituals, he used to take the girl to his room and sexually assault her on the pretence of worship.
This is not the first time a Godman has been found involved in crimes of sexual abuse. Asaram Bapu, Swami Nityanand, Rampal and More.
Das, the list goes on and on. What is it with us Indians and our utmost trust on Godmen? It’s high time we must shed our Godmen obsession and try to see behind the veil of devotion.
Featured Image: Representational (Godman Baba Bamdev Ram sentenced to 10-years after kidnapping, raping and trading tribal girls under pretext of ‘increasing awareness’)