Head-priest of Ayodhya temple gets arrested for raping his woman devotee

Uttar Pradesh – Ayodhya Police on Tuesday arrested the head-priest of a temple in Ayodhya on the charges of holding his female devotee as hostage and raping her multiple times.

A 30-year-old woman from Varanasi came to Ayodhya’s temple on December 24 to learn Hindu spirituality from the accused Krishna Kantacharya. He ordered her to stay in the temple to enter the spiritual realm, Ayodhya police officer A K Sav said.

Kantacharya took her as hostage and raped her multiple times. However, the woman managed to inform the police and invoked their rescue.

Police rescued her and sent her for a medical examination, which led to the arrest of the priest.