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Tregaron doctor's daughter turned Maoist cult member

A Maoist cult leader who committed a string of sex assaults and kept his daughter captive in London for three decades has been jailed for 23 years.

Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, of Enfield, called himself Comrade Bala and brainwashed his cult into thinking he had god-like powers.

Over 30 years he also raped two of his followers, Southwark Crown Court heard.

Sian Davies, a doctor's daughter from Tregaron, Ceredigion, fell from a window at the cult's base on Christmas Eve in 1996 and died several months later in hospital.

Matthew Murray reports.

  • 29 Jan 2016
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