Asaram and two other convicted in the case's sentencing comes at a time when the recent heat in the country generated due to the outrage after the rapes of minors in Unnao and Kathua has been asking for answers from the government. During the stay Asaram confined and raped the girl.
Two of the four other co-accused were also found guilty, Bains added.
Asaram's movement grew from India's rural heartland to an empire with 400 ashrams and Ayurveda health centres estimated to be worth more than half a billion dollars.
Asaram Bapu was arrested in Indore and brought to Jodhpur on September 1, 2013.
The teenager from Shahajanpur in Uttar Pradesh was studying at the self-styled godman's ashram at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. "I also hope the witnesses who were murdered or kidnapped get justice", the father of Shahjahanpur victim said according to ANI. He was booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, and the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
The statement was made soon after self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was convicted in a 2013 rape case earlier today.
A number of key witnesses in the 16-year-old girl rape case were attacked or went missing. Sources said Asaram was quite anxious and worried during the entire courtroom proceedings and was taken aback when the order came out terming him guilty.
Police have converted the house of the girl who was sexually assaulted by Asaram into a fortress, in the light of threats to the family.
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"Asaram has been sentenced for life until death", Rajendra Singh, a defence lawyer, told AFP outside the court in the western city of Jodhpur.
He unsuccessfully moved 12 bail applications, of which six were rejected by the trial court, three by the Rajasthan High Court and three by the Supreme Court.
Asaram was born in Berani village of Sindh province in Pakistan as Asumal Sirumalani.
This is not the only case the so-called godman was charged for. Asaram had complained of uneasiness during the hearing on the quantum of punishment inside the Jodhpur Jail where a court is set up.
The fallout from the cases has put pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who opponents accuse of defending the men implicated in both attacks.
A video of Modi's "bonding" with the now convicted rapist has also been doing the rounds in social media with Opposition Congress' official Twitter handle sharing it.
The tight security comes after devotees of another popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was jailed a year ago for raping two female followers, went on a rampage that left 38 dead.