Victim of UP ashram sexual exploitation case examined in court

Muzaffarnagar: A child who is the third victim of alleged sexual exploitation of 10 children in an ashram in Shukratal area was examined in a POCSO court here on Wednesday.

POCSO court Judge Sanjiv Kumar Tiwari adjourned the hearing till november 5 for further cross-examination of the child, who is the third victim to give a statement in court.

Swami Bhakti Bhushan Govind Maharaj, owner of the ashram, was arrested on July 9 for allegedly sexually harassing the children and forcing them to work as labourers.

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Of the 10 children rescued from the ashram, medical examination showed that four of them were sexually exploited.

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