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Nithyananda case: Missing girl releases video, says her life is in danger

Monday, January 6, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Self-styled godman Nithyananda was earlier issued a notice by the High Court and an FIR was registered on charges of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children after he was accused of forcing them to collect donations from followers to run his ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

A couple had alleged that their four daughters were admitted to an educational institution run by Nithyananda in Bengaluru in 2013. The girls were, however, reportedly shifted to the Yogini Sarvagya Peetham in Hirapur village, almost 50 km from Ahmedabad, without the parents' consent. Further, they were not allowed inside the institution when they made a request to meet their children. According to a petition filed by them, two of their daughters, who have been rescued with the help of the police, were kept in "illegal confinement." Their other daughter refused to go along with them.

It has been reported by a news agency that the girl has now released a video, claiming that she is in a life-threatening situation and that she doesn't even know if she will be alive to record another video. The girl's father told the news agency that he will be producing the video before the court as the investigation is currently underway. Further updates on the matter are awaited.

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