Bobbitisation case: Victim seeks CBI probe

The petitioner clarified she did not trust the police probe as they tried to compel her to provide statements against the godman

Published: 18th June 2017 05:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2017 05:25 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The woman who allegedly chopped off the genitals of self-styled godman Gangeshananda Theerthapada, alias Sreehari, alleging he had been raping her since she was a minor, has sought a CBI probe into the incident. The 23-year-old law student sought the probe by submitting a petition before the special court pertaining to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) cases on Saturday. In her petition, she clarified she did not trust the police investigation as the police tried to compel her to provide statements against the godman.  

Earlier, the woman had told the police she had cut off the genitals of the godman in self-defence when he made advances towards her. However, later, she turned hostile and defended the godman in a letter, purportedly written by her, which was submitted to the court by the defence lawyer.

She also spoke to defence lawyer Sasthamangalam Ajith over phone she had never cut off the genitals of Sreehari. The letter also said the three former aides of  Sreehari - Ayyappadas, Manoj Murali and Ajithkumar - were accused of conspiring and instigating the woman to harm him.  

The letter also mentioned the police wrote the statement saying the godman had tried to rape her and she chopped off his genitals. It also reportedly said she signed the statement without understanding its content. Meanwhile, the investigating team on Saturday demanded a lie detection test and brain mapping be conducted on the woman as she had given contradictory statements. 

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