Witness in Asaram’s rape case shot dead

Written by | January 12, 2015 | 0

Muzaffarnagar: The prime witness in a rape case involving Asaram Bapu was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar on Sunday.

Akhil Gupta, a 35-year-old, was also a witness in the Asaram Bapu’s Surat rape case. Asaram Bapu, the proclaimed Godman

Police said Gupta was shot at when he was on his way home and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Gupta was cook and personal aide of self-styled Godman Asaram Bapu, who is in jail in connection with another case of sexual assault on a minor girl.

Two sisters in Surat have accused Asaram and his son Narayan Sai of raping them.

Gupta was a witness in the case of rape against Asaram and had recorded his statement before a Gandhinagar court.

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