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Falahari Maharaj held for 'raping' 21-yr-old student

Jaipur: The police on Saturday arrested Swami Kaushlendra Prapannachari Falahari Maharaj, the 70-year-old self-styled god man accused of raping a law student, from a private hospital in Alwar, Rajasthan. The incident had allegedly taken place at Madhusudan ashram of the god man in Alwar on August 7 this year, Bilaspur Additional Superintendent of Police Archana Jha had said.

The cops said that the Maharaj had got admitted to the hospital after the 21-year-old woman from Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district filed a rape complaint against him earlier this month. Aravali police station SHO Hemraj Meena said that Falahari Maharaj has been sent to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Alwar for medical examination. As per the September 11 complaint, the parents of the woman, who is studying law in Jaipur, have been followers of Falahari Maharaj for several years. Following her parents' advice, she went to the ashram on Raksha Bandhan last month. Citing occurrence of 'grahan' (eclipse) that day, the guru advised her to stay in the ashram which she agreed to, Jha said.

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