A mahant (chief priest) of temple in Haryana's Fatehabad district has been arrested after a video of him allegedly raping a woman went viral. According to police, they arrested the 60-year-old priest of Baba Balaknath temple from Tohana town.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jogind Sharma told news agency ANI said that initially they got a tip-off about priest's alleged act. As investigations were underway, it was found that several videos of his alleged raping of women were already doing the rounds in the town.
The investigation into the case is in progress and the accused has been sent to police remand for five days. The police are also trying to find out if there are more people involved in it.
Haryana: Baba Amarpuri, a Mahant at Baba Balaknath Temple in Fatehabad's Tohana, was nabbed by police y'day after videos of him allegedly raping women surfaced online. Police say 'We filed a case & started probe. His premises were also raided & we seized some suspicious articles' pic.twitter.com/RGw7HIWwdZ— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2018
DSP Sharma said that many videos have been recovered and a detailed investigation is underway into the case.