Self-styled godwoman and spiritual guru Radhe Maa has been registered after a woman accused her of instigated her in-laws, who are her followers, to demand dowry. Police have also named six other persons as accused and the victim’s husband in the FIR.
Police said they are gathering evidence against the accused a day after registering an FIR against the spiritual guru and in-law of the woman, who has suffered “mental and physical harassment” over dowry demand.
A 32-year-old married woman yesterday lodged a complaint against her in-laws as well as Radhe Maa, claiming she is being harassed mentally and physically for dowry, said Mukund Pawar, Senior Inspector, Kandivali Police Station, adding, “The woman said her in-laws and other family members are the followers of Radhe Maa, who has instigated them to demand dowry and harass her if the demand is not met.”
Following the complaint, police are inquiring several people, including neighbours of the complainant, a resident of suburban Kandivali, her relatives and friends. Pawar said statements of all the seven accused will also be recorded and all of them are co-operating with the police.