Rape-accused godman Daati Maharaj says complainant was like his daughter

Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has assured cooperation in alleged rape case probe against him.

 Rape-accused godman Daati Maharaj says complainant was like his daughter

JAIPUR: Rape accused self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has said that his disciple, who has filed a police complaint against him, was like his daughter.

Daati Maharaj has also assured that he will fully cooperate with the authorities in the investigation.

The godman also stated that he would not blame the complainant even if he is executed for the crime.

"I won't put any allegations on that girl because she was my daughter and will continue to be that. Even if I am hanged, I won't put allegations on her. If I have done anything wrong, then the legal authorities will look into that. I will fully cooperate with the investigation," he told ANI.

Daati Maharaj has landed in trouble after one of his female disciples accused him and his close aides of raping her for many years. She alleged that Daati Maharaj and his aides raped her inside ''Shani Dham'' two years ago. 

The victim also alleged that she was raped repeatedly at Gurukul Ashwasan in Rajasthan's Bal Gram.

Crime Branch of the Delhi Police on Wednesday recorded the statement of the victim and initiated the process to issue a Lookout Circular against the self-styled godman. 

He has been restricted from leaving the country untill the probe against him is over. 

The woman registered a case in Fatehpur Beri police station on Sunday. It was later transferred to the District Investigation Unit (DIU).

Daati Maharaj has been booked under Indian Penal Code, sections - 376, 377, 354 and 34.

At the time of filing the complaint, the woman said that she didn't lodge a case earlier as she felt intimidated by the self-styled godman.