Rape Case: What happens when godman Nithyananda undergoes potency test

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Bangalore, Sept 8: All eyes are on Swami Nithyananda today. The self-styled godman has been brought to Bangalore on Monday, Sept 8 as he has been scheduled to undergo a test to check his potency level.

Nithyananda has already been taken to Victoria Hospital in the tech city in Karnataka. A panel of four doctors examined the self-proclaimed godman who has been accused of rape.

Earlier the the Supreme Court had overruled his plea and asked Nithyananda to go for the potency test. The accused had challenged Karnataka High Court's order which had asked him to appear at Victoria Hospital on Aug 6 for the test.

One of his former disciples had accused Nithyananda of raping her. The complainer, an NRI, had hurled such serious allegations against him in 2012.

Nithyananda has already been taken to Victoria Hospital in Bangalore

According to the complainer, Nithyananda repeatedly raped her during her five-year stay at the godman's ashram. It was also claimed that Nithyananda allegedly had threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed the incidents to anyone.

A non-bailable arrest warrant was against him as he refused to appear before court for two consecutive times. Karnataka High Court also directed the investigative agency -- CID to take him into custody in case he failed to co-operate.

Controversy first started haunting Nithyananda when a video was surfaced in 2008. Nithyananda and a South Indian actress were seen in compromising position in the video. Later he was arrested from Himachal Pradesh.

Later several other cases were filed against him. According to sources, Nithyananda has been facing charges of rape, cheating, unnatural offences and criminal intimidation by some of his former devotees.

What is potency test?

A potency test is a medical examination that allows the authorities to prove potency, which basically means that the accused is physically capable of committing sexual assault

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