Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15:
Queering pitch for the man she had described as her ‘god’ only days ago, the woman who had accompanied self-styled god man Srimad Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raula to Hyderabad today filed an FIR with the Odisha Crime Branch police claiming she was forced by him through two of his women associates to file the FIR at Mangalabag police station accusing four persons of blackmailing her.
In her FIR lodged with the Crime Branch police today, the girl claimed the Baba, through his women associates, had threatened her with life. He had made an offer of Rs 10 lakh to her to keep her mouth shut and threatened to kill her if she didn’t keep mum and opened her mouth against him.
She had named four persons – Kailash, Kishor, Nandi and Khaga – in her earlier FIR as the ones she faced the threat from and sought police protection. But with her FIR lodged with the Crime Branch police today, she has sealed the fate of the Baba.
Notably, two women with their faces covered, one identifying herself as Santilata Das and claiming to be the aunt of the medico, went to the Managalabag police station on August 7 evening to lodge an FIR on behalf the complainant in which she had claimed that her life was under threat and she needed police protection.
Following this, DCP Cuttack Sanjiv Aurora sent IIC Mahila police station Cuttack and IIC Mangalabag to the medico’s hostel to verify the authenticity of the FIR filed by the woman on her behalf. On being confirmed that it was her FIR, the police registered a case under sections 506 and 34 of IPC and 67( A) of the IT Act.
In view of the security threat, she was taken from her hostel room in SCB Medical College to her home in Paradip with full police protection. Policemen were posted at her Paradip home too.
Yesterday, she was brought to Cuttack from her Paradip home by the police to record her statement before magistrate Mamata Mohanty under section 164 of the CrPC.