What Swami Chinmayanand Rape Case Did to Shahjahanpur And its People

Episode 844,  Nov 19, 2019, 08:58 AM

The sexual assault case involving former union minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, grabbed headlines in August 2019 after the 23-year-old law student who accused him went missing after she posted a video on Facebook alleging a ‘sant samaj’ leader was threatening to kill her and has ruined many girls’ lives.

Ironically, as the case caught nation's attention and was talked about all across, Shahjahanpur, Chinmayanand's stronghold, fell silent. This case left the town unable to decide who is at fault, whom do they support, the girl or Chinmayanand?

I traveled to the heart of the Chinmayanand Rape Case controversy to find out. Tune in to The Big Story!

Host and Reporter: Zijah Sherwani
Editor: Shorbori Purkayastha
Producer: Shelly Walia

Music: Big Bang Fuzz