Thiruvananthapuram: Rape case against Swami Gangesanand has weakened with the victim’s denial of his rape attempt on her. The Swami’s lawyer had produced a letter in the court on Friday was purportedly written by the 23-year-old girl to the lawyer denying the rape charges against the godman and also pointing fingers at one of her friends, Ayyappadas.
The girl had a word with the lawyer on the telephone and said that Gangesananda was like a father to her and that she acted against the godman after being provoked by Ayyapadas, who had some financial issues with the Swami, report DC.
She alleged that the police had forced her to give a statement against Swami. She further said that she did not intend the cut the genitals of the godman and also said that she did not cut 90 percent of the genitals.
In a tele-conversation, the girl told that Ayyapadas had advised her to go to the nearby house of ADGP B. Sandhya.
Police suspect that there were attempts to weaken the case by pressurising the girl who is now in the custody of her parents. “Though there was circumstantial evidence of the godman’s sexual abuse of the girl, the girl’s statement is very crucial.” said a police officer.