MUMBAI: It seems the era of self-styled godmen and godwomen is soon coming to an end. In past few years, several babas and gurus who often bestowed their ‘gyaan’ on people have been exposed in different ways of their actual deeds. The most recent to join the league is Radhe Maa alias Param Shradhey Shri Radhe Maa who is trending on social media since last few days for different reasons. From her hot red mini skirt avatar to viral videos, everything appears to revolving around this ‘spiritual guru’ nowadays on social media.
Following accusations by a woman of instigating her in-laws who are her followers to demand dowry, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against Radhe Maa, originally named Sukhvinder Kaur.
Police after registering an FIR against Radhe Maa and in-laws of the woman who suffered ‘mental and physical harassment’ over dowry demand had on Thursday said that they are gathering more evidence against the accused.
According to Mukund Pawar, Senior Inspector, Kandivali Police Station, “A 32-year-old married woman on Wednesday lodged a complaint against her in-laws as well as Maa, claiming she is being harassed mentally and physically for dowry.”
She claimed that her in-laws were a strong believer of Radhe Maa who provoked them to demand dowry and harass her if their demands were not fulfilled, he added.
Seven people have been accused in the FIR by the police on the basis of the complaint including the godwoman and the victim’s husband.
“We are now gathering evidence against the accused to substantiate the allegations levelled against them,” they said.
Police has started the investigation into the matter and are questioning several people including the neighbours of the complainant, her relatives and friends.
“Statements of all the seven accused will also be recorded,” Pawar said, adding all of them are co-operating with the police.
While the accused have been booked under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Dowry Prohibition Act, others have been charged with cheating, criminal breach of trust, cruelty and harassment for dowry, police said.
A big fan of former porn star Sunny Leone, Radhe Maa has been banned from visiting Nashik for the upcoming Kumbh Mela, after she was booked in the dowry harassment case.
The brand new avatar of Radhe Maa (at least for the people) has led to memes and trolls galore on social media especially Twitter. It seems mini skirt images did not appear to be enough for the Twitterati that they went up to make her video dancing on a Bollywood number viral on the digital space.
According to her official website, daughter of an officer in the Punjab government, Radhe Maa is from Dorangla town in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
Let’s take a look on social media buzz about Radhe Maa: