Acid attack on witness in rape case against Asaram Bapu
Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the
witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram .
This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against
Asaram and his son.
According to police “A witness in the rape case against Asaram has
suffered an acid attack by two men in Vesu area,” “The victim has
been identified as Dinesh Bhavchandani (39) who has given a statement
against Asaram in the case,” “The incident took place when
Bhavchandani was riding to his house near Vesu Royal Residency. Two
men on a bike overtook him and threw acid,”
He was taken to a private hospital.This is a third case of attack on a
witness in cases of rape against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai.
A Surat-based woman has accused Asaram of repeated rapes and illegal
confinement between 1997 and 2006 when she was living at his ashram on
the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Her younger sister has lodged a similar
complaint against Narayan Sai.
Asaram (72) is currently in a Jodhpur jail after being arrested in
September 2013 for sexually assaulting a minor girl at his ashram