Alwar, June 17: Disturbed over taunts, sarcasm and comparison with godmen convicted in rape cases, a priest cut off his genitals at a satsang at Sewavali Dhaam Aashram. The priest, identified as Anil Purohit, was immediately rushed to Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh Hospital where he is said to be out of danger. The incident was reported during a public meeting in Alwar, Rajasthan.

At the public meeting, the people had started making sarcastic comments at the priest saying how other godmen such as Asaram, Sant Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, Falhaari Baba and now Daati Maharaj were accused in rape cases.

Even though the priest kept asking people to calm down and said that he will chop off his genitals, they didn’t pay any heed to him. A few moments later, Purohit chopped off his genitals and them in the air.

“Within some seconds he got fainted and panic prevailed at the venue. People started running away from the spot. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in Behror where doctors referred him to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur,” said Dharam Pal, an eye-witness devotee, TOI reported.

Another devotee said that he was lately annoyed at how some self-styled godmen were being accused of their involvement in rape cases. “People started comparing the priest with the others who got involved in rape cases,” another devotee said.

The priest later said that only he is responsible for the incident.