In a shocking incident, a sadhu (seer) was brutally murdered inside an ashram in Maharashtra’s Nanded on late Saturday (23 May) night, reports Hindustan Times.
Vijaykumar Magar, Superintendent Of Police, Nanded, reportedly said, “A sadhu’s body was found at his Ashram in Nanded’s Umri late last night.”
A sadhu's body was found at his Ashram in Nanded's Umri late last night: Vijaykumar Magar, Superintendent Of Police, Nanded. More details awaited. #Maharashtra
— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2020
The sadhu has been identified as Shivacharya Nirvanarudra Pashupatinath Maharaj. A body of another person has been found in the bathroom of the same monastery where Shivacharya Maharaj was assassinated.
Reacting to this incident, Shri. Ramesh Shinde, national spokesperson of HJS has condemned this gory incident and have demanded stringent action against culprits.
साधू-संतो के सुरक्षा के लिए कानून बने !#नांदेड में शिवाचार्य रुद्र पशुपतीनाथ महाराज और उनके सेवक की हत्या.
…साधुसंतों के हत्या के षडयंत्र की पीछे कौन है, इसकी जांच हो !#nanded@HinduJagrutiOrg @iRupND @ANI @RituRathaur @RitaG74 @sadhvi_dr @DrvijaySwami pic.twitter.com/wSKPoxgI1i
— ? Ramesh Shinde ?? (@Ramesh_hjs) May 24, 2020
As per TV9 Marathi report, a young man from the village looted the ashram and then strangled the seer.
The incident comes more than a month after three people, including two seers, were lynched by more than 500 people at Gadchinchale village, in Palghar district. It also raises questions on the law and order situation under Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra.