"I have been quoted out of context. The poor girl was young enough to be my own granddaughter," he said.
"How can I ever be so insensitive as to blame her for the very tragedy that had stricken her? The media reports have twisted my words," said Asaram.
"I will give a reward of Rs 50 lakh to anybody who is able to prove that I had blamed the rape victim herself for the heinous crime," Bapu said at his discourse.