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BREAKING: Court sentences guru 10 years imprisonment for rape




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An Indian court has today, Monday, sentenced a controversial religious leader to 10

years in prison on the grounds of raping two of his followers, a lawyer disclosed to Nigeria News.

“Ram Rahim has been sentenced to 10 years in jail,” defence lawyer Utsav Singh Bains said after the sentence was pronounced at a makeshift court in the northern state of Haryana.

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Singh has also been implicated in other serious cases, including murder and forcing followers to undergo castration so they could get “closer to god”. The inter-faith sect, founded in 1948, claims to have 60 million followers in India and abroad, NAN reported.

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