Mumbai Crime: Jain guru jailed for molesting 19-year-old girl during 'healing' session

Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 16:16 IST | Suraj Ojha | Mumbai

Five years after a Jain guru Manohar Muni, 60, was arrested for molesting and assaulting a 19-year-old girl, the Mulund metropolitan magistrate's court sentenced him to two years of imprisonment on Tuesday

Five years after a Jain guru Manohar Muni, 60, was arrested for molesting and assaulting a 19-year-old girl, the Mulund metropolitan magistrate's court sentenced him to two years of imprisonment on Tuesday.

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In the complaint filed by the victim, she mentioned that the accused misbehaved with her in a room at a temple near the Vijay Nagar society in Mulund West, when she visited him for a healing session. She used to consult him for some guidance in dealing with her ailment. During such a session on April 6, 2012, the accused tried to touch her inappropriately and assaulted her when she raised an alarm.

Following the incident, the Mulund police had registered a case against Muni under sections 354 (molestation), 323 (causing hurt) and 506(2) (issuing threats) of IPC and arrested him. Speaking to mid-day, Shripad Kale, senior PI, Mulund police station, confirmed the development and said, "The court sentenced him to two years in jail and slapped a fine a '50,000."

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Rs 50k
Total amount of the fine that the convict has to pay

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