Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, used fear, sexual degradation and physical and mental violence to keep the women under his control, turning his commune based on Communist teachings into his own personal cult. Even his own daughter, was bullied and beaten, barely allowed to leave the house, never permitted to go to school, play with friends or see a doctor. She finally escaped at 30 and was very ill with diabetes.
The woman there had to put up with violence, fear, isolation and confinement. They were forced into sexual acts over which they had no choice.