Asaram’s daughter-in-law alleges torture by godman, husband
daughter-in-law of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who along with his son
Narayan Sai are lodged in jail in connection with separate rape cases, on
Saturday accused the father-son duo of mentally torturing her.
Janki (38), who is
separated from Sai, has also sought protection from police alleging that her
family members and relatives were being threatened over phone to withdraw cases
of domestic violence and alimony that she had filed against Sai in various local
courts earlier, her counsel Rohit Yadav told reporters.
However, Janki did not
name anybody for issuing the “threats”. Yadav said police have recorded Janki’s
While Sai is in Surat
jail under various offences including rape of a Surat-based woman, Asaram has
been in jail in Jodhpur since August 2013 over allegations of raping a
schoolgirl in one of his ashrams.
In her complaint to
Khajrana police station, Janki stated that after she got married to Narayan
(Harpalani) Sai on May 22, 1997, the latter established illicit relations with
other women causing her mental torture.
“When I objected to my
husband’s illicit relationship with other women, Sai used to threaten me to
keep quiet,” Janki told reporters at the police station. She also accused Sai
of indulging in religious hypocrisy and impregnating his disciple.
Janki alleged that Sai
had threatened to remarry after divorcing her and subsequently married his
disciple in Rajasthan and a child was born to them. She also accused Asaram of
pressurising her late father Devraj Krishnani to ‘donate’ a valuable property
in Bhopal to the godman.
“We have registered the
complaint of Janki against Asaram and Sai,” Khajrana police station
sub-inspector Shyamkishore Tripathi said, adding that police will take
necessary action after investigating the complaint.