Rape Case: Twist in godman Nithyananda's potency test
Hours before the final report of his first potency test, media reports on Wednesday, Sept 10 stated that investigating team -- Karnataka Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is likely to move Karnataka High Court urging it to allow them to conduct second potency test on Nithyananda.
A four-member team at Victoria Hospital in Bangalore had conducted the first potency test on the self-proclaimed godman who has been accused of raping his former disciple at his ashram. According to the complainer, Nithyananda repeatedly raped her during her five-year stay at the godman's ashram.
Nithyananda repeatedly raped her during her 5-year stay at the godman's ashram
The case was filed in 2012. It was also claimed that Nithyananda allegedly had threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed the incidents to anyone.
One doctor of the 4-member team informed that Nithyananda did not cooperate with a few tests initially but later had to do so. The doctor was quoted as saying, "Usually a potency test is done at three levels."
"First there needs to an NPTR (Nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity) test which is usually done when the person is in deep sleep and his rigidity is recorded between 3 am and 5 am, since that is the time the erection is said to be the highest."
"The second is a cue induced visual sexual test where the person is kept in a desired environment and an erection is induced in him either by giving tablets or injection to see if the penal mechanism is normal," the doctor added while describing the test procedure.
The doctor also informed, "Finally a penile Doppler blood flow study is done to check the blood circulation in the semen."
The first report of potency test was expected to submitted to the CID on Wednesday. The result was expected to change proceeding of the case as it may reveal the truth.