Vizianagaram: The Rabbi of Jewish prayer center (Ohel) was arrested on Saturday on dual charge of rape and intent to outrage modesty.
The local police said an expelled member of the Ohel loldged a complaint with them against the 37-year-old D Dayasagar, president of Yashurun Judaec Messianic Society (YJMS) and head of Yahshurun Missionary built on Kothavalasa – Vizianagaram road.
The Yahshurun Missionary established in a mansion on Kothavalasa-Vizianagaram road came under police scanner following a complaint of sexual harassment of women devotees in it, reported thehansindia.com.
A police team led by Inspector of Plice Sanjeeva Rao conducted searches in the sprawling hermitage, built on 2,000 square feet, following a complaint by a woman against it preacher-cum-organiser.
The preacher, identified as Dayasagar, was accused of inveigling women devotees into satisfying his carnal desires.
He allegedly trapped the woman through malicious tales that those women who were willing to be his bed mates would attain sainthood, according to a complaint lodged with the police by woman.
Vizianagaram Deputy Superintendent of Police S Srinivasa Rao said Dayasagar’s wife and his brother tried to obstruct the police team when it went to conduct searches in the center. The policemen on entering the mansion walked around in a daze on seeing expensive furniture and dazzling interiors, DSP said.
Meanwhile, The Christian priests expressed anger over so-called Jews hermitage organizer sexually exploiting women.
They appealed to the police take stringent action against him. CMB Church Father R S John condemned the alleged criminal acts under the cover of religion.