BANGALORE: Self-styled godman Nithyananda, who is awaiting the results of a potency test in a rape case, proclaimed on Thursday that no one would dare arrest or kill him.
In a video of his satsang, Nithyananda told devotees that he has complete faith in the judicial system. “India is not a banana republic,” he said.
He said if someone tries to kill him, there would be a huge sympathy wave in his favour. “For every drop of blood that is shed from my body, a new Nithyananda will stand up. I will be made a martyr,” he said.
Nithyananda had undergone a medical test last week in connection with a rape charge filed against him by a former devotee. The report was submitted by Victoria Hospital to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Monday.
Honnavar Mutt Case
Family members of Premlatha Diwakar presented themselves before the CID on Thursday to record their statements against Swami Ragheshwara Bharati of Ramachandrapura Mutt in Honnavar.
Premalatha’s daughter had accused the seer of sexually assaulting her mother.