HEADLINE Indian court jails popular guru for life for teen rape: lawyer

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Indian court jails popular guru for life for teen rape: lawyer

AFP

18:00, April 25, 2018

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A file photo of Asaram Bapu, taken in 2013. (Photo: AFP)

An Indian spiritual guru with millions of followers was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for raping a teenage devotee, his lawyer said.

"Asaram (Bapu) has been sentenced for life until death. And two others, including a woman, have been sentenced to 20 years in prison," Rajendra Singh, a lawyer for the defence team told AFP outside the court in western Rajasthan state.

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