CHANDIGARH, Sep 03 : The family of a girl, who was living in the Dera Sacha Sauda complex in Sirsa, has claimed that she has been missing after the rape conviction of sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
The family from Haryana’s Tiwala claimed that they had not been in touch with Shraddha since 2008.
Ram Rahim was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two of his female disciples by a special CBI court on August 28.
“Shraddha was left in the Dera to pursue her education long time back. In 2008, we tried to meet her, but we were not allowed by the Dera functionaries,” he alleged.
“Eighteen girls, all of whom are minors, said that they were happy and did not want to come out. However, we persuaded the Dera management, and with their help brought them out,” Sirsa deputy commissioner Prabhjot Singh had said earlier.
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