Asaram Bapu case: Godman’s son says girl is ‘mentally unstable’

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 15:36

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: As Asaram Bapu continues to face huge criticism over the sexual assault charges leveled against him by a 16-year-old girl, self-styled godman’s son Narayan Sai has come out in defence of his father saying that the teenager is ‘mentally unstable’.

Sai made the bizarre statement during a religious gathering in Rajkot Gujarat.

Asaram Bapu has been accused by the minor of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Rajasthan`s Jodhpur city.

The girl had made a complaint at a police station in Delhi on Aug 20, accusing Asaram Bapu of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Rajasthan`s Jodhpur city, police said.

A Jodhpur Police team yesterday delivered summons to Asaram in this case involving a minor and asked him to appear before the Jodhpur police for questioning by August 30.

Asaram Bapu`s aide Neelam Dubey has also defended him in this case of alleged sexual assault.

Asaram Bapu has been booked under Sections 376, 342, 506 and 509 of the IPC, Section 8 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Besides the summons served on Asaram Bapu, notices have also been issued to the manager of Chhindwara gurukul in Madhya Pradesh, hostel warden and the main caretaker of Asaram, who was present at Manai ashram in Jodhpur with him on August 15, when the alleged sexual assault took place there.

First Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 15:36

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