A 19-year-old woman has accused a self-styled godman of repeatedly raping her over the past one year in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, following which a case was registered, a police official said .
“The 65-year-old accused hails from Mathura area of Uttar Pradesh is absconding and a hunt is on to nab him,” the official said.
The woman underwent a caesarean and delivered a stillborn at the government hospital in Jammu and alleged that she was repeatedly raped over the past year by the man, who was functioning as a priest in the village temple, he said.
The official said the family of the victim approached the local police station and an FIR under section 376 (rape) of the Ranbir Penal Code was registered against the accused.
He said the ‘sadhu’ fled the village before the registration of the case and efforts are on to nab him.