Kerala: Woman who cut off ‘godman’s genitals pulled up by court for false statement
A special court rejected on Thursday the plea of the woman, who cut off genitals of a local religious leader who allegedly tried to rape her, seeking a CBI probe in the case.india Updated: Jun 22, 2017 22:41 IST
A special court rejected on Thursday the plea of the woman, who cut off genitals of a local religious leader who allegedly tried to rape her, seeking a CBI probe in the case.
The court has also pulled her up for retracting her statements frequently and allowed the police to conduct lie-detection and brain- mapping tests on her.
Two days ago, the court had rejected the bail plea of Theerthapada alias Sreehari.
The 23-year-old woman, also a law student, had initially told the police that she cut off genitals of the 52-year-old Sreehari on May 18 in self-defence when he made sexual advances towards her.
Since she had told the police that she was undergoing sexual assault while she was 15-year-old the trial was later handed over to a POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) court in Thiruvanananthapuram.
A week after the incident she retracted her earlier statement and gave a clean chit to Sreehari. She alleged that one of the former aides of Sreehari, Ayyappadas, was behind the attack and she was forced to implicate Sreehari n in the case. She submitted a fresh petition last week, demanding the CBI probe as she “lost faith” in the police.
However, Ayyappadas, reported lover of the woman, had moved a habeas corpus petition in Kerala High Court on Monday saying she was under house arrest and forced to retract her statement.
First Published: Jun 22, 2017 22:40 IST