Swami’s lawyer says Kerala woman retracted rape charge and attack claim

The swami was attacked on May 20 when he went to the woman’s house.The advocate submitted the victim’s statement in court on Thursday.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:June 16, 2017 6:36 am
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The Kerala woman who had allegedly severed the penis of a swami last month and accused him of repeatedly raping her seems to have retracted her claim and said she did not attack him. The law student purportedly made a statement that was produced in court by the counsel of the accused Swami Gangesanantha Teerthapadar, who has been associated with Panmana Ashram in Kollam. The statement was produced to request bail for the swami.

The swami was attacked on May 20 when he went to the woman’s house.The advocate submitted the victim’s statement in court on Thursday. The woman said she hadn’t cut off the penis of the swami. It was committed by her friend Ayyappadas and his friends, she said.

“ Swamiji loved and cared for me like a kid and I too loved him back. He had motivated me to join the LLB course and helped me throughout the course. The allegation that the swami had sexually harassed me is false. He hadn’t raped me when I was a minor nor even after I turned an adult,” said her statement.

She said Ayyappadas thought the swami was looting her parents’ money.

She said that it was Ayyappadas who attacked the swami and after hearing the cry of the swami, she went out to the house of a police officer as suggested by Ayyappadas. As there was no response from the house of the officer, she called a local police station.

She alleged that her statement was fabricated by police officers and she had to only comply with their version of the incident.

It may be recalled that the woman had told the police that she had cut the genitals of the swami in self-defence. She had alleged that the swami had been sexually exploiting her from her childhood.

The police have charged the swami with rape and under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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    Damodar Biswal
    Jun 16, 2017 at 11:32 am
    She must be under pressure to change her statement.This is not good for the girl n justice delivery system.
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      Simbly
      Jun 16, 2017 at 8:52 am
      ... and the self confessed statement that `he did it to himself, having no use of it'.... aaaaah aaaaaal is well as long as a Baba gets off the hook. Bolo....
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        Ram
        Jun 16, 2017 at 8:07 am
        CPM goons even would have killed him like they do with their ideological/political opponents RSS/BJP. A fair investigation is not possible as long as Kerala is in the hands of communists/congress traitors both hating anything Hindu/saffron and sucking up to abrahmic mafia. Hindus of Kerala who still are single biggest group should think about their future generations and act. Learn from what happens to Hindus when become minority from Kashmiri Hindus!
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          blackpower
          Jun 16, 2017 at 11:09 am
          and how about the swami's numerous rapes in the guise of your holy tradition? btw how is the great hindootva sage asaram - the child rapist extraordinaire doing?
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            Rahul
            Jun 16, 2017 at 12:39 pm
            Very 'secular and tolerant' comment from blackpower! Whose slave are you? vatican or mecca?
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              Simbly
              Jun 16, 2017 at 1:56 pm
              The Northy babas are smart they keep their trap shut knowing that`help' will come - padicha kallan maar alle, here the man opened his mouth too soon. Oh btw you are un-secular/minority appeaser because you opened yours about a Baba we are allowed to vilify only clerics, clergy and sundry as per the Saffronite Secular laws.
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            Abdul Jamal
            Jun 16, 2017 at 7:24 am
            The christian Mafia media will now start to b0mb thins site with hateful comments against Hindus so that we don't ask them about rampant rapes in Christians churches.
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              George
              Jun 16, 2017 at 12:32 pm
              Punish Christian, Hindu and Muslim rapists. If they are priests, they should be punished more severely. In India today hateful comments against minorities by internet Hindus is unparalleled. Empirical evidence is too glaring to support your view that hate comments against Hindus is overwhelming. Non-Indians do not worry about India in India Hindus outnumber others and the internet Hindus produced by the RSS are simply too many and too dedicated to be beaten. Good luck to them! A good part of their lives will be spent on hate and history-munching.
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