Ram Prakash Chauhan was known as the Kissing Baba in Morgain dist of Assam for his chamatkari chumban, meaning ‘miraculous smooch’.
The police in central Assam’s Morigaon district on Wednesday arrested Ram Prakash Chauhan, who came to be known as the Kissing Baba for his chamatkari chumban, meaning ‘miraculous smooch’.
Chauhan had set up a temple in the district’s Bhoraltup village three months ago. His claim that he possessed supernatural powers to solve physical and psychological problems of women, including marital discord, earned him a reputation.
The police also arrested his mother for complicity in spreading the news of her son’s therapeutic powers “acquired from Lord Vishnu” and transmitted through kisses on any woman seeking a cure.
“We arrested him after receiving complaints that he was hugging and kissing women as some kind of therapy. He was exploiting his devotees, especially women,” J. Bora, head of the Morigaon police that arrested Chauhan, said.