Indian court jails rapist ‘godman’ Ram Rahim Singh for 20 years


An Indian court on Monday sentenced a controversial spiritual leader to a total of 20 years in prison for raping two of his devotees, days after his followers went on a rampage that left 38 dead. The riots broke out on Friday when Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 50, was convicted of raping the two women at the sprawling headquarters of his hugely popular Dera Sacha Sauda sect in the northern state of Haryana in a case that dates back to 1999. “He has been sentenced for 10 plus 10, which is a total of 20 years of imprisonment,” said Abhishek Dayal,…

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