I am a god’s messenger; I can read your mind and can answer all your question in your dreams is what the 72 year old Asaram Bapu, the spiritual guru has been preaching all these years. He plays with the minds of his followers and moulds them in such a way that they start believing him. The controversial guru has always been in the news for some other reason, but at present he has again grabbed the headlines for raping a 16 year old girl in the ashram, where every day thousand of devotes assemble to listen his religious messages and beliefs.
Asaram bapu, is a self claimed god’s man who preaches on bhakti and karma yoga. Within short span of time, he has garnered the support of millions of people both in India and overseas. He has expanded his empire to 425 ashrams, a more than 1400 samitis and 50 gurukuls. He charges huge sum of money while visiting his devotee’s house which could range anything between 1 lakh to 10 lakhs. He has immense support of MLA’S and state ministers through whom he is able acquire land to build his ashrams.
Molesting or raping a girl is not something new for him as he has been doing it in the confined doors of his ashram all these years as reported by his close aide. For his leisure time he wants girls between the age group of 15 to 25 and ones he has slept with them, he does not want them again. If someone raises her voice against his heinous crime, she is poisoned to death and is disposed at the back of his ashram. But the situation changed, when the victim and her father bought his coarse acts from private to public and showed the real face of the spiritual leader who would have otherwise continued his loutish deeds along with his divine duties.
It is astonishing to know that how gruesomely these acts are performed in one corner and in other corner this saint wears his mask and dramatize the spiritual duties and play along with the sentiments of the people. By telling people that they are an intermediate of a god and a man, they attain the trust of the people and take home sack of huge moolah.