Ashram president Swami Ramanand booked for unnatural acts with minor girls
(Chhattisgarh): A case of unnatural act and immoral activities by the president
of an Ashram School situated at Salkhiya village in Lailunga with minor girl
students of the Ashram has come to the fore.
sources, the Ashram president, 76-year-old Swami Ramanand Saraswati has been in
the act for the last one year. He had threatened the students with life, if
they would inform about it to anybody. However, two girls informed their
parents about the incidents.
complaints of the parents, Poonjipathra and Lailunga police had surrounded the
Ashram on Saturday to arrest the accused Swami, but he gave a slip to the
police and escaped from there. The district collector has formed a five-member
team for the enquiry of the case.
An Ashram, named
Arya Vidya Sabha, has been running in Salkhiya situated on Pathalgaon road,
about 8 km from here, since 1984, where education and initiation are being
imparted to tribal and poor children. At present, 319 children are studying
It has been said
that the annual fee of the Ashram is Rs 3,500 and the children of those parents
who are unable to pay the fee were detained in the Ashram during summer
vacation. They were asked to work in the Ashram. Children from nearby villages
like Samaruma and Amlideeh also studying in the Ashram.
sources, Ashram president Ramanand Saraswati allegedly calls the 8 to 14 year
old children residing in the ashram to his room on the pretext of work and
commits unnatural and indecent acts with them. The incident was unravelled when
a 12-year-old student of class 6, resident of Amlideeh, informed his family
through phone about the unnatural activities committed by Ramanand Saraswati.
When the parents brought her from the Ashram and asked her, she told them about
the incidents in detail.
Her father on
Saturday informed the Poonjipathra police about the incident. However, another
victim girl also fled from the ashram, protesting the unnatural act of the
questioning both the girls, Poonjipathra police station in-charge KL Nand,
along with both the students and their parents reached Lailunga to arrest
Ramanand, but he had escaped before the police could reach there. It is said
that Ramanad Saraswatri had left the Ashram on Friday night, without informing
With the fear of
arrest, he left his Scorpio vehicle in the Ashram. The police have interrogated
other people residing in the Ashram and checked the chamber of the
superintendent but got no evidence.
disrepute of the Ashram, the management avoids to reveal anything. Ramanand
Saraswati is basically a resident of Rajasthan and he is in the Ashram since
2006. Meanwhile, the police have registered criminal case against the Ashram
president Ramanand Saraswati and launched a search for him.