Pali (Rajasthan) [India], June 14 (NT): Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj who has been accused of rape by a disciple and was underground today talked to media.
He has assured cooperation in the investigation. Daati Maharaj also told ANI that the accuser was like his daughter and he would not blame her even if he is punished.
"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 in the investigation," he quoted as saying by ANI.
Daati Maharaj's appetence in media comes after the crime branch of the Delhi Police on Wednesday recorded the statement of the victim and started the process to issue a Lookout Circular against the self-proclaimed godman. He will not be allowed to leave the country.
It is noted that Daati Maharaj has been accused of raping a disciple inside Shani Dham two years ago.
The woman filed a case in Fatehpur Beri police station on Sunday. The case was later transferred to the District Investigation Unit (DIU).
It is worth mention here Daati Maharaj has been booked under Indian Penal Code, sections - 376, 377, 354 and 34.