In a shocking development, more than 600 skeletons have been discovered from what used to be the headquarter of the rapist Gurmeet Singh, now jailed for raping two of his followers.
Officials suspect that these skeletons may have been the bodies of those killed and buried by the rapist baba. One theory being floated by the Dera officials is that they were the bodies of Dera supporters, who had wished to be buried inside the premises.
Police have launched a full-blown investigation into the discovery of such a large number of human skeletons.
Gurmeet is already facing two murder charges including that of the journalist, whose newspaper had carried the anonymous letter of one of his female followers alleging rape against the rapist baba. He was sentenced to 20 years of jail in that case.
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The rapist baba has also been accused of murdering those, who challenged his authority in the past. Gurmeet was known to have run a parallel empire inside the Dera premises, spread over 600-acre.
He enjoyed political patronage of both BJP and Congress governments in the past. The political parties failed to take action against him to take advantage of his huge vote-bank among his followers- 1.5 crore in numbers.
BJP leaders were particularly close to Gurmeet and donated more than Rs 1 crore in the last few years. In 2014, after winning the Haryana assembly elections, BJP’s Kailash Vijayvargiya had paraded all the newly elected MLAs in front of the rapist baba. Justifying his decision, Vijayvargiya had said that there was nothing wrong in seeking the rapist Gurmeet’s blessings.