MATHURA: A 45-year-old sadhvi (woman disciple) was allegedly gang-raped inside the famous temple complex in Barsana four days back, police said.
The incident took place on the night of September 11 at the Sriji temple in Barsana, near Mathura came to limelight after the CCTV footage showed two people both workers molesting the woman.
According to the FIR, the woman was sleeping in the balcony of the temple when a watchman and another staffer forcibly took her to a secluded place and took turns raping her.
“Two police teams have been formed to nab the accused,”SP Rural, Aditya Kumar Shukla, said. He added the victim has been sent to a hospital for medical examination.
Traumatised by the incident, she initially didn’t say anything. However, she told reporters that she approached police on the evening of September 13 but no FIR was registered.
The FIR was finally lodged on September 14 on the intervention of SSP Swapnil Mamgai after word of the incident gradually started to spread.
The victim, hailed from Odisha and for the past few years she had been living at the temple as a ‘sadhvi‘ (disciple).
With PTI inputs