Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was in news for a quite long time after a sadhvi filed a rape case against him. He is sent to jail for 20 years. From that time most of the people are looking at the saint community with a doubt. Now their suspicion has grown after a Jain Muni raped a 19-year-old girl.
This incident took place in Surat where a 45-year-old Jain Muni named Shantisagar Maharaj assaulted a 19-year girl has been arrested. All this happened when the girl came to Maharaj with her parents for blessings.
Jain Muni Raped 19-Yr Girl While Her Parents Were In The Next Room, Arrested
The family and a girl are from Madhya Pradesh but at present, they are leaving in Vadodara. From March of this year only, they became the followers of Acharya Shantisagar of the Mahavir Digambar Jain Mandir.
Rape confirmed by medical examination:
According to the police sources, the medical test has confirmed that the girl was sexually assaulted. The police officer told, On 1st October, the girl, her brother, and parents came to take blessings. The Muni allegedly convinced them to stay for the chanting Mantras. Later, he took the girl to other room by saying to perform puja and raped her.
The girl was scared to tell about the incident to anyone. But later on, she told to her parents and the FIR was lodged against the Jain Muni.
As the people got to know about the FIR, all of them started coming to the Athwa lines Police station where Jain Muni was taken. Shantisagar Maharaj took the vow of silence after the news of FIR spread in the city. The Police commissioner of Surat, Satish Sharma, said, they filed a FIR as the girl complaint about it. The medical report confirms the girl was raped.”
Vidhi Chaudhari said, “We have discovered evidence that the girl was raped and based on that, we will be investigating the Acharya.”
The Leader of Shakal Digambar Jain Samaj, Advocate R G Shah, said, according to the complaint, the incident took place between 9:30 and 10:30 PM. The Muni doesn’t entertain people after 8:30 PM. Also, why did the complainant stay quiet for all these days? This might be a ploy to defame the Muni.”
At present conditions are so bad that it is difficult to believe anyone.