- Swami Gangesananda Theerthapadar's lawyer produced a letter written by the 23-year-old woman while moving a bail application for the godman.
- The woman claimed she was instigated by three aides close to Swami Theerthapadar.
- She also stated that the rape allegations were made up by the police.
The rape case involving Swami Gangesananda Theerthapadar took a new turn when his lawyer produced a letter written by the alleged victim. The defence argued the godman never raped the 23-year-old law student.
The victim stated the rape allegations were made up by the Thiruvananthapuram police. She also claimed that she was instigated to chop off the godman’s genitals by three aides who were close to him. She stated the Ayyappadas, Manoj Murali and Ajithkumar, provoked her to take an extreme step by alleging the godman cheated her family off their money.
Defence lawyer Sasthamangalam Ajithkumar produced the letter in the court while moving the bail application for Swami Theerthapadar. The advocate said the letter was posted to him. According to The New Indian Express, the court ordered the case diary before the hearing.
In the letter, the alleged victim stated that she went to the godman’s room with the intention of bobbitising him. However, she ran when he woke up and screamed.
She further claimed that she went to ADGP B Sandhya’s residence to report the incident. However, there was no response and she later dialled the police emergency number, 100.
She was taken to the Pettah police station where her statement was recorded. She couldn’t verify the statement since she doesn’t speak or read Malayalam.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:43 PM