Swami, Whose Genitals Were Chopped Off, Shifted To Special Cell In Hospital

The swami, whose genitals were chopped off by a Kerala law student, has been shifted to a special cell at the government medical college in Thiruvananthapuram

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Swami, Whose Genitals Were Chopped Off, Shifted To Special Cell In Hospital

The law student attacked the godman in defence and cut off his genitals with a knife.


Thiruvananthapuram:  The swami, whose genitals were chopped off by a Kerala law student, has been shifted to a special cell at the government medical college in Thiruvananthapuram, police said today. The swami has been allegedly raping the woman for many years at her house.

Swami Ganeshananda, or Hari swami, was shifted to a 'police cell' at the hospital after a magistrate remanded him in custody till June 3, they said.

The 54-year-old accused, who suffered critical injuries in the private parts and underwent an emergency surgery after the woman attacked him with a knife, is now recovering, police said.

The 23-year-old law student, who attacked the swami to defend herself, has been shifted to the state-run Nirbhaya home.

She told police that she had been raped by the man, who claims to be a 'sanyasi', for the last six years and she was forced to take the extreme step after he tried to repeat the offence once again on the night of May 19.

Hari swami, known to the girl's family, had been frequenting her house in Pettah in the city for several years to perform 'pujas' aimed at bringing "relief" to her paralysed and bed-ridden father, police said, quoting the victim.

During those visits over the last six years, the accused would allegedly rape the girl, whenever he found a chance, according to the police.

A case had been registered against him under various sections of the law.

City Police Commissioner Sparjan Kumar said the woman's parents had alleged that the man had cheated them of money to the tune of several lakhs of rupees.

"But they are yet to give any written complaint in this regard. So, no action has been taken so far", he said. 

Asked about media reports stating that the mother was aware of the attacks on her daughter, Mr Kumar said the young woman had not given any statements against her mother to police so far. He also dismissed reports that the mother had been taken into custody in connection with the incident.


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