Apparently peeved at the allegations against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu,a 50-year-old sadhu chopped off his genitals in Madhavpur village in Amethi,police said on Thursday.
“I am not a follower of Asaram but I am peeved with such allegations against a saint. These allegations are a blot on the fraternity of saints,” police sources quoted Sant Baba Premdas of Udaseen Math as having said after his extreme act.
He was rushed to a hospital after he inflicted the injury on himself,police said,adding that he has now been referred to Sultanpur for treatment.
Asaram is facing charges of having sexually assaulted a minor girl at one of his ashrams at Jodhpur in Rajasthan.