The self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is lodged at Jodhpur jail in Rajasthan for sexually assaulting a teenage girl was put on ventilator support after his condition deteriorated. Asaram was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at MDM Hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 along with 12 other inmates., according to reports.

He was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night after he complained of breathing difficulty. According to Sources, “He has been put on ventilator support and his condition is stated to be stable.” His samples were taken along with other inmates for COVID-19 testing, wherein his result came positive.

Asaram has been put on ventilator support and his condition is stated to be stable, according to a report in India Today online.

In February, Asaram was admitted to Mathura Das Mathur Hospital in Jodhpur after he complained of breathing difficulties.

Asaram Bapu was accused of raping a minor girl in his ashram in the Manai area near Jodhpur on the night of August 15, 2013.

He was found guilty of various charges, including sections 370(4) (trafficking), 342 (wrongful confinement), 354A (outraging modesty), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and some sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.