Mysuru, September 8: A rape case was registered against Pandavapura Vidyahamsa Bharathi Swamiji at Kuvempunagar police station here on Saturday.

The victim has lodged the case against the swamiji of the Mahakali Chakreshwari Thridama Kshetra of Pandavapura alleging that the swamiji has raped during Chaturmas pooja time.

It is said that the swamiji who has been in Chaturmas Vrat at Sri Rama Mandir at Krishnamurthypuram is absconding. Wife of Rajesh Bore of Kuvempunagar lodged the complaint. In her complaint, she alleged that the swamiji has raped her when he came to her home for Chaturmas pooja and her husband cooperated the swamiji in the incident.

On September 4 at around 1 am, along with my husband, swamiji and four others barged into the house. Later her husband asked her to cooperate with the swamiji as all their problems will be solved. When she opposed it, her husband and the swamiji suddenly attacked her and sexually exploited her. When she strongly opposed it, they took her in a car to her brother-in-law's at Kuvempunagar and along the way, she was sexually abused. They also threatened her of killing if she did not return to swamiji's service within three days, she alleged in the complaint.

Based on the complaint, the police have registered a rape case against the swamiji. Soon after the complaint, the swamiji is absconding.

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