The matter came to light when a faculty member of the school was arrested for sexual harassment. Following this arrest, several victim children came forward and revealed the stories of abuse they had faced during their days at school.
Spiritual guru Shiv Shankar Baba was arrested.
The CB-CID police of Tamil Nadu has arrested the spiritual guru Shiv Shankar Baba. She has been accused of sexual harassment by some former students of her residential school, including a minor. At the same time, Baba had fled from Tamil Nadu after the students complained.
In fact Mamallapuram All Women Police Station (AWPS) had registered three cases against Baba under various sections of IPC, POCSO Act and Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act and these were transferred to CB-CID police few days back. .
Cases were registered against them based on three complaints and one of them is a minor, a senior police officer said. She has alleged that Shiv Shankar Baba sexually harassed her a few years back while studying in school. Meanwhile, Baba rejected the Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights (TNCPCR) hearing, saying he had suffered a heart attack and was reportedly in Dehradun.
Baba caught from outskirts of Delhi
The CB-CID team searched for him at a hospital in Dehradun and later caught him from the outskirts of Delhi with the help of local police. Shivshankar Baba is likely to be brought to Chennai for further questioning on Wednesday itself. Meanwhile, two more teachers of the school have been booked under similar sections of IPC and POCSO Act.
Accused of sexual abuse by intoxication
Actually this matter came to light when a faculty member of the school was arrested for sexual harassment. Following this arrest, several victim children came forward and revealed the stories of abuse they had faced during their days at school. One of them alleged that Shiv Shankar Baba used to harass her. The victim’s post containing this allegation was shared widely on social media. The girl students said that Baba used to invite them to his room, take drugs and later sexually abuse them.
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