Published On : Fri, Aug 25th, 2017

Dera followers set train on fire; death toll increases to 13

Delhi Violence
Delhi: The chaos caused by supporters of Ram Rahim is getting accelerated with the passage of time. At least 13 people have been killed and more than 70 injured as Dera Sacha Sauda followers have gone on a rampage in three states after a CBI court convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of rape charges on Friday. Looking at the violence caused by his adherents, the court has also ordered for seizure of all his properties for compensation.

The rioters have torched at least two railway stations, a power grid and petrol pumps in Haryana. In Delhi, a train has been set on fire in Anand Vihar and two buses have also been torched. Media persons, have also been attacked. The government’s claims of keeping the situation under control have fallen flat. The controversial godman-turned-actor now faces minimum of 10 years in jail since the victim was a minor at the time of the sexual assault. A curfew has been imposed in various parts of Punjab and Haryana.