Police attempt to disperse Rampal's supporters with water cannons
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Indian Guru Rampal arrested after deadly ashram clashes

Indian police have arrested a controversial guru a day after pitched battles with his supporters left at least six people dead.

The self-styled guru, known as Rampal, is wanted in connection with a 2006 murder case and for contempt of court.

His supporters threw stones and opened fire when police tried to raid his ashram in the northern state of Haryana.

The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports.

  • 19 Nov 2014
  • From the section Asia
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