Temple Priest Arrested on Charges of Molesting Woman

The Navhind Times

August 2, 2008

RAJKOT A priest of a Sai temple has been arrested for allegedly molesting a woman in temple premises, police said here on Friday. Patel Bachubhai alias Bachu Bapa has been arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by the woman, police said.

According to the complaint lodged by the victim, she was offering her service to the temple in prasad distribution. Some two months back, she told the priest that she was having pain in her hand and the priest took her behind the temple, gave her Sai Charitra and started molesting her, police said. The victim first informed Vigyan Jatha, an NGO working for eradication in blind faith which asked the woman to lodge complaint against the priest with the police. The priest, however, in his statement to the police said he has been trapped for not allowing the woman into the temple premises, police added.


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