A 19-year-old woman has accused a self-proclaimed godman of repeatedly raping her for the last one year in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district. A first information report or FIR has been filed against the accused, the police said.
“The 65-year-old accused is from Mathura and is on the run. We are looking for him,” a police officer said.
On October 6, the woman, a resident of a village at Reasi town, complained of severe pain in the abdomen and was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors referred her to Jammu citing pregnancy complications.
The woman, who is not married, underwent a cesarean and delivered a stillborn at the government hospital in Jammu and alleged she was repeatedly raped over the past year by the man, who was functioning as a priest in the village temple, he said.
The official said the family of the victim approached the local police station and an FIR under section 376 (rape) of the Ranbir Penal Code was registered against the accused.
He said the ‘sadhu’ fled the village before the registration of the case and efforts are on to nab him.