Panchkula: The self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court on Thursday for the murder of a journalist Ramchander Chhatrapati. The victim’s daughter Shreyasi Chhatrapati said that her family is satisfied with the quantum of punishment awarded by the court to Ram Rahim.
She is quoted to have said, “Though we were demanding capital punishment, this sentence is no less than the death sentence as he will not be able to come out of the jail for his entire life. He will be behind bars till his last breath.” Shreyasi added, “Gurmeet will now remember his crime every day and then weep while being in jail.”
Following the publication of an anonymous letter narrating how women were being sexually exploited by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in his newspaper, Journalist Ramchander Chhatrapati was shot in October 2002.