In a shocking incident, dead body of a 14-year-old girl has been recovered from a car which was parked in the ashram of rape convict Asaram Bapu. The girl was missing for the last four days.
The body has been sent for autopsy.
“The body has been sent for autopsy and the next course of action will be taken on the basis of the report,” DIG, Devipatan Range, Upendra Kumar Agarwal said.
The car, from which the dead body was recovered, was parked at Asaram Bapu Sewa Kendra in Bimour village under Nagar Kotwali area. The incident came to light after a foul smell emanated from the car. Ashram staff informed the police about the dead body.
The girl went missing on April 5 when she was playing outside her house. The minor victim’s mother lodged a complaint under Section 363 (kidnapping or maiming a minor for the purpose of begging) of the Indian Penal Code at the Kotwali police station.
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu has been lodged in Jodhpur Central Jail since 2013. He was convicted by an SC/ST court for raping a 16-year-old girl and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The court convicted him in April 2018 and had also slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh.