Peeved over Asaram row,sadhu chops off genitals in Uttar Pradesh

The sadhu said that allegations on Asaram Bapu were a blot on the fraternity of saints.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Amethi | Published: September 5, 2013 3:53:33 pm

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.

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