Indian court convicts popular guru of raping teen: lawyer

Jodhpur (India) (AFP) – An Indian guru with millions of followers was found guilty Wednesday of raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, a lawyer for the victim said.

“He has been convicted for rape and sections of stringent child protection law and will get a minimum 10 years or life in prison,” said Utsav Bains, a lawyer for the family, who was informed of the verdict by colleagues at the closed prison hearing in Jodhpur.