Police in Uttar Pradesh say that a 45-year-old sadhvi was allegedly gang-raped inside a temple complex in Barsana in Mathura. The incident allegedly took place four days ago, on 11 September night to be precise, at the Sriji temple in Barsana, near Mathura.
The sadhvi was reportedly sleeping in the balcony of the temple, when a watchman and another staffer forcibly took her to a secluded place and took turns in raping her, reported PTI.
“Two police teams have been formed to nab the accused,” SP Rural, Aditya Kumar Shukla, said. He added the victim has been sent to a hospital for medical examination.
Traumatised by the incident, she initially didn’t say anything. However, she told reporters that she approached police on the evening of September 13 but no FIR was registered.
The FIR was finally lodged on September 14 on the intervention of SSP Swapnil Mamgai after word of the incident gradually started to spread.
The victim alleged that the police was not taking firm action in the case and had not arrested the two individuals named in the FIR, reported InKhabar. The woman was admonished and asked to leave the police station when she first reported the crime to local police station.
The woman, according to local police, hails from Odisha.