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Nityananda discharged from hospital

Controversial self-styled godman Nityananda Swami, arrested on rape and other charges, was discharged from a hospital Tuesday, a day after he was admitted following complaints of "severe chest pain".



Bangalore: Controversial self-styled godman
Nityananda Swami, arrested on rape and other charges, was
discharged from a hospital Tuesday, a day after he was admitted
following complaints of "severe chest pain".

Nityananda, who was taken to the government-run Jayadeva
Institute of Cardiology last night, underwent a number of
requisite tests, including ECO and ECG, after he was admitted,
Hospital Director Dr C Manjunath said.

"We decided to discharge him as the treadmill test which
he underwent in the morning, showed normal results. We wanted
to monitor his condition and then discharge him," he said.

Nityananda has been in police custody since April 22, after
he was arrested at Solan in Himachal Pradesh on April 21,
ending his more than a month-long elusive run.

His custody was extended by two days by a court at
Ramanagaram, 40 km from here, yesterday.

The self-styled godman landed in a controversy last month
after TV channels telecast purported video footage showing
him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress.

Tamil Nadu police had registered cases for various crimes,
including rape, against Nityananda before transferring them to
Karnataka.

Prior to his arrest, Nityananda had announced that he
would lead a life of "spiritual seclusion" and quit as head of
his ashram.

PTI

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