The petition was filed by the woman’s alleged boyfriend who claimed she was under illegal confinement.

Kerala godman bobbitising case Habeas corpus plea filed by womans boyfriend withdrawn
news Crime Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:40

A habeas corpus petition filed in the Kerala High Court to trace the location of the woman who allegedly bobbitised a godman, has been withdrawn after police said she was not under illegal confinement.

The petition was filed by the woman’s alleged boyfriend.

Police informed the court that their investigation has revealed that the girl was living with her father, mother and brother at a rented house at Nedumangad in Thiruvananthapuram.

On June 19, Ayyappadas, a 35-year-old native of Kottarakkara in Kollam, had filed the petition seeking  release of the woman claiming that she had been forcibly confined. The petition filed through advocate MSV Namboothiri also said that she was confined in a house in Nedumangad under strict control of certain activists of Sangh Parivar.

It also alleged that the woman was made to write a letter to Ajithkumar, who is the counsel of Sreehari alias Ganeshananda Theerthapada, under duress.

Police officers also told the High Court that the girl was given police protection after she gave a written complaint that Ayyappadas lured her by giving false promises of marriage and then sexually exploited her, reports Manorama Online. 

“She was forcibly removed from their house at Kannammoola in Thiruvananthapuram. She was illegally confined in a house at Nedumangad under the strict control of certain activists of Sangh Parivar. Even in the conversation of Aparna with Ajith, telecasted in some TV channels, it can be seen that there is manipulated version to help the Swami. The phone call also throws serious doubt about the genuineness of the same.,” the habeas corpus petition said.

The petition was filed two days after the police had approached a court in Thiruvananthapuram seeking permission to conduct scientific tests, including lie detector test on the woman.

In a letter addressed to Ajith Kumar, dated June 12, the woman had written about Ayyapadas as a person known to Sreehari and through him, known to her and her family. “Ayyappadas with whom she had a good relationship and two others – Manoj and Ajith – were planning to destroy the Swami financially,” the letter had said.

It was in the last week of May that the Swami was hospitalised after his penis was cut off allegedly by the woman. 

At the time, she had told the police that she was forced to do this after years of sexual harassment by the swami, though she changed her statements later.