‘Filmed, Blackmailed, Raped’: Student’s Charge Against BJP’s Chinmayanand
A law student in Uttar Pradesh has alleged that she was filmed, blackmailed and raped repeatedly by Chinmayanand, a senior BJP leader and former union minister who has not been questioned by the police so far. No complaint has been registered against the politician either.
Sources say in a statement to the Delhi police and magistrate, the 23-year-old woman has described what she alleges was a year of sexual assault by the politician, who runs several ashrams and educational institutions. She has reportedly repeated the allegations before a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), which has questioned her for some 15 hours and has seen videos given by the woman.…
Chinmayanand allegedly asked the woman to move into the hostel in October and later invited her to his ashram. The woman claims he showed her a video of her bathing in the hostel, threatened to “make it viral” and forced himself on her. The politician allegedly also filmed the rape and used it for blackmail. The woman alleges she was forced to give him massages and often, brought to him by his aides at gunpoint.…
- ‘Evidence Removed from Chinmayanand’s Bedroom’: Law Student (Sep 14, 2019, The Quint)
- Chinmayanand raped, physically exploited me for one year, alleges law student (Sep 9, 2019, Indian Express)
- Unnao Case: ‘In-Camera’ Proceedings To Record Rape Survivor’s Statement Begins At AIIMS (Sep 11, 2019, Live Law)
- UP Dalit Girl Raped at Gunpoint, Police Let Accused Off After Family Hands Him Over (Sep 12, 2019, News18)