The woman claimed that her daughter used to consider Tejpal as a father-figure and also claimed that the man behind her daughter's pathetic situation will be exposed soon.
She was quoted as saying, "Never expected him - of all people - to do this. My girl was completely shattered and broken after the incident... but she is very strong. She really looked up to Tejpal - almost as a father figure."
My girl was completely shattered and broken after the incident...
"My girl will fight till the end," asserted the mother and also added, "The fight has just begun. Everyone is seeing what he's doing... First he apologized, and then he blamed my girl, questioned her character/intention, now he's running away from police. I won't say much now... everyone can see."
Meanwhile, her daughter issues a new statement in which she said, "Suggestions that I am acting on someone else's behest are only the latest depressing indications that sections of our public discourse are unwilling to acknowledge that women are capable to making decisions about themselves for themselves."
The victim, who has resigned from Tehelka, accused Tejpal of sexually assaulting her in a five star hotel in Goa. However, Tejpal overruled such allegations against him. The famous journalist currently has been grilled by Goa Police.