New Delhi: In a sensational revelation, son of Narayanaswami Srinivasan claimed that the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president tortured him and his gay partner.
"Just like the Orlando killer Omar Mateen, my father N Srinivasan too is wracked with guilt over his own gay past. He is transfer-projecting that on us and hence his homophobia takes on a rarely seen venality, Ashwin Srinivasan was quoted as saying in a report published on Father's Day in ‘dna'.
Earlier, Ashwin had alleged that his father used a cycle of violence against him and gay partner Avi Mukherjee to ‘cure’ them of homosexuality.
Interestingly, it was Ashwin who had revealed the connections of his brother-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan (Team Principal of IPL cricket franchise Chennai Super Kings) with well-known bookies from Chennai and Dubai on May 24, 2014.
In the report, Srini’s son claimed that his mother Chitra and father worked in tandem with doctor to ensure heroin was administered to the gay couple.
"Later, they reduced the drug intake and made it irregular. Avi and I started experiencing heightened stress and hypersensitivity, sleeplessness, anxiety, couldn't even hold on to a thought for longer than a minute. Dr Khanna, who we were seeing, wouldn't let us on to why this was happening and we finally looked it up on the net to find that we were suffering from Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome," Ashwin added.
He said that Chitra then told the couple to undergo detox.
"Because she promised we'll be allowed to move to the country of our choice without any interference from the family in two months when we were completely out of rehab, we agreed to go and were flown down to Chennai in August 2014."
"My mother said they were on the lookout for another place for us near our family home. She told us that taking us back to our family home will lead to embarrassment in front of the servants."
"We're being held captive against our will and tortured by my father who wants me to break up with Avi, get married and have children to further the family line," he told dna. "Two months have now become two years, we've been given death threats and fear for our lives. Our passports and other documents of identity have all been taken away and we've been told not to step out," Avi said.
Neither Srinivasan nor his wife, who are currently in New York, according to the report, were available for comment.
In a horrific shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12 killed 49 people. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in the United States, and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in that country.