Two Women Repeatedly Raped By Temple Priest Amid Lockdown

Amritsar temple priest repeatedly raped two women in confinement, arrested after police raid

Amritsar police has arrested a temple priest and his accomplice on charges of keeping two women in illegal confinement and repeatedly raping them.

The prime accused, identified as Mahant Girdhari Nath, was working as the head priest at Guru Gyan Nath Asshram Valmiki Tirath in Ramtirth Complex under Lopoke police station in Amritsar, police officials told.

The two victims, in a letter to Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes member Tarsem Singh, informed that they have been illegally confined and were being repeatedly raped by the Mahant and his men.

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The Lopoke Police on Monday raided the temple complex and released the victims from the ashram and arrested Mohan Girdhari Nath and his accomplice Varinder Nath. Two of his men identified as Nachattar Singh and Suraj Nath managed to escape.

“We raided the complex on the basis of a complaint filed by Tarsem Singh Sayalka and have arrested two accused. Those who are on the run will be arrested soon as police teams are raiding their possible hideouts,” DSP Atari Guru Pratap Singh said.

More details about the deeds of the rape accused priest are awaited. The police is currently interrogating Mahant Girdhari Nath and Varindernath.

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