400 men chopped off their testicles to show religious devotion

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

The leader of spiritual organisation Dera Sacha Sauda who allegedly convinced 400 followers to castrate themselves is being investigated by police in India.

Multi-millionaire “guru in bling” Gurmeet Ram Rahim is also facing conspiracy charges in connection with the murder of a journalist in 2002, as well as claims that he sexually exploited female followers.

Now one of his former followers Hansraj Chauhan is claiming that he was manipulated into being castrated at a hospital owned by Singh in the year 2000.

“They were told that only those who get castrated will be able to meet god,” Mr Chauhan's lawyer said

“We will put all the facts of the case to the court and seek compensation for the victims.”

The current case was brought by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation