Asaram Bapu on ventilator after condition worsens due to COVID-19

Asaram Bapu on ventilator after condition worsens due to COVID-19

Asaram has been put on ventilator support and his condition is stated to be stable

Controversial godman Asaram, who is lodged at Jodhpur jail in Rajasthan, was put on a ventilator after his condition deteriorated. On Thursday, Asaram was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at MDM Hospital after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

Asaram was tested COVID positive along with 12 other inmates at Jodhpur jail. He was rushed to hospital on Wednesday night after he complained of breathing problem.

Asaram has been put on ventilator support and his condition is stated to be stable, according to a report in India Today online.

In February, Asaram was admitted to Mathura Das Mathur Hospital in Jodhpur after he complained of breathing difficulties.

Asaram is currently lodged at Jodhpur prison after his conviction and sentencing in the rape case.

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Asaram was sentenced to life imprisonment by an SC/ST court in the rape of a 16-year-old girl. In 2013, a minor girl had accused Asaram of raping her at Manai Ashram near Jodhpur. He was later arrested from Indore in Madhya Pradesh in 2014.

Earlier, Asaram had filed an appeal in the Rajasthan High Court against his sentencing in the rape case.

Asaram was charged under POCSO, Juvenile Justice Act, rape, criminal conspiracy. He had applied for bail in the Supreme Court in 2014 but his plea was rejected.

The tainted godman was convicted of minor's rape in April 2018. The court sentenced him to life imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on him.

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