Judge Gives Indian Guru 10-Year Jail Sentence for Raping Followers

The conviction of Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan sparked violent protests by his followers in the town of Rohtak, leaving 38 people dead.

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A judge on Monday sentenced a popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru to 10 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers. The sentence was pronounced amid intense security at a prison in the northern town of Rohtak where the guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, has been held since his conviction Friday. The conviction sparked violent protests by the guru’s followers that left at least 38 people…

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