Lucknow: A law student from Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur, who has accused BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of raping and "physically exploiting" her for a year, made another shocking revelation on Saturday.
The woman alleged that the former MP recorded videos of her while she was in the bath and used them to blackmail and rape her. He also shot a video of the act, she claimed.
The woman's father has handed over 43 video clips to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case. He has also demanded that Section 376, along with the provisions for destroying evidence, be evoked against the former MP as some of the evidence has been removed from the hostel room of his daughter at the BJP leader's behest.
The woman's father told reporters that Chinmayananad had raped his daughter after blackmailing her with the recorded videos. His daughter then decided to record all his acts using a hidden camera.
A friend of the law student had also spoken out in her support, confirming the charges pressed against the former MP.
“She studied with me in the same college and had told me about the problems she was facing. She told me she was first given free food and other privileges in the hostel but was unaware of what was in store for her. Later, she told me that when she went for a bath, her video was recorded, which was later used to blackmail her,” the friend recalled.
According to sources, the SIT has handed over the videos and other items to the forensic team, so that when it appears before the monitoring bench of the high court on September 23, it would be able to explain and prove everything, IANS reported.