"She should have called them brothers and begged them to leave her"
A girl was gangraped by six men, she was tortured and brutally assaulted, her internal organs were pulled out with bare hands, she was thrown out of the moving bus along with her male friend and was tried to be run over. She breathed her last soon after several attempts to save her life and millions of people gathering outside and praying for her.
And here, Asaram fell into another controversy, this time, a big one. He not only went to an extent of blaming the girl for her fate but also went ahead to say that if she had begged her culprits by calling them brothers, they would have left her!
In a situation where people protested across all the states and cities to bring justice to the girl who lost her life so cruelly, Asaram, in the face of everything, indirectly supported the culprits who were a part of this extremely cruel and disgusting act.
Later, once he heard voices against him about this statement, he defended himself by saying that it was misinterpreted.
And maybe now we know why. The self-styled godman is behind bars for sexually assaulting a girl in his ashram. According to the girl's statement, he molested her, tried to strip her of her clothes and alegedly tried to rape her.
After this brave step by the girl's father, several more such cases and claims of sexual assaults by the "bapu" came to light.
Initially, he claimed that he was not potent anymore and that he cannot have done this. But the potency test performed soon after his claim revealed that he was absolutely "healthy" in all terms even without the use of drugs!
Such are the thoughts of these godly saints about women. Investigations are still on and cat will be out of the box soon.
But right now, the entire nation is waiting with bated breathe to hear the quantum of the verdict given by the fast track court to Nirbhaya.