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Woman’s death: Rampal sent to police custody

A local court on Monday remanded self-styled godman Rampal in 3-day police custody in connection with the death of a woman follower during the recent standoff between his disciples and police.

Rampal was produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate (Hisar) Prateek Jain after the completion of his 7-day police remand relating to a sedition case registered against him on November 19. Police sought 5-day police remand in connection with death of a woman who along with four other women and an infant were killed during the over 10-day faceoff in Satlok Ashram.

The court sent Rampal in 3-day police remand in this case. The case was registered against Rampal and others under section 302 of the IPC (murder).

The 63-year-old controversial godman was arrested from his ashram at Barwala in Hisar in the northern Indian state Haryana on November 19. He was produced before the Punjab and Haryana High Court a day after his arrest in connection with a contempt case and was sent to police custody for five days by a court. Rampal has been slapped with cases of sedition, murder, attempt to murder, waging war against the state government, rioting, illegal detention and others.

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