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400+ Indians cut off their testicles to get closer to god

Multi-millionaire religious “guru” Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convinced 400 men to cut off their own testicles to bring them closer to God. India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has reportedly accused Ram Rahim of grievous bodily harm and he is under investigation. He has previously been questioned over the murder of an investigative journalist.

Some of his female followers also accused him of sexual assault.

The court has also ordered him to pay financial compensation to the rape victims.

Ram Rahim is head of the socio-political organisation Dera Sacha Sauda. He commands an estimated 50 million followers worldwide.

On Friday, 25 August, a court found the flamboyant guru guilty of the rape charges. The judgement triggered violent protests among his supporters, leading to the death of about 40 people.

Source: IBT and Mirror


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