Asaram Bapu rape case: Godman chops off genitals

Sep 05 2013, 18:03 IST
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SummaryHe was rushed to a hospital after he inflicted the injury on himself, police said.

Apparently peeved at the rape allegations against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, a 50-year-old sadhu chopped off his genitals in Madhavpur village here, police said today.

"I am not a follower of Asaram Bapu 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.

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He was rushed to a hospital after he yesterday inflicted the injury on himself, police said, adding that he has now been referred to Sultanpur for treatment.

Asaram Bapu is facing charges of sexual assault, after a minor girl lodged a case against him, saying the crime was committed at one of his ashrams at Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

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