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Rape-accused Siddhababa in ICU

Himalayan News Service
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Biratnagar, December 1

A police team from Sunsari that reached Birat Nursing Home of Biratnagar to arrest rape-accused Krishnadas Giri, a spiritual guru popularly known as Siddhababa, returned empty-handed today.

Siddhababa had been admitted to ICU of the nursing home after he suffered cardiac arrest. A police team led by DSP Binod Sharma had reached the nursing home to arrest Giri, but had returned empty-handed as doctors had admitted Siddhababa to the ICU saying that he had suffered a heart attack. The team had been deployed to take Giri to the court from hospital. He was accused of raping his female follower.

Dr Gyanendra Giri, who is attending on Siddhababa, said the spiritual guru was admitted to ICU after he experienced a minor heart attack. “Heart beat of the patient has increased,” said Dr Giri, adding, “It is risky to take the patient out of ICU at this moment”.

A female follower had filed a case against Siddhababa for allegedly raping her on October 21. He was admitted to the nursing home last Thursday for treatment. The hospital says Siddhababa has problem in chest, heart and kidney. He was being treated at Deluxe room No 5 of gynaecology department before he was shifted to ICU ward No 10 at 11:00am today.

A team of doctors led by Dr Gyanendra Giri has been deployed for the guru’s treatment. Followers and well-wishers met Siddhababa till 10:00 am today.

DSP Sharma said they had not nabbed Giri as he had developed health complications. “Giri will be remanded to custody after his health condition improves.”

A version of this article appears in print on December 02, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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