Maharashtra: Sadhu Murdered Inside Ashram In Nanded District; Investigations On

Swarajya Staff

May 24, 2020, 12:45 PM | Updated 12:45 PM IST

Shivacharya Nirvanarudra Pashupatinath Maharaj (Image via Twitter)
Shivacharya Nirvanarudra Pashupatinath Maharaj (Image via Twitter)

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.”

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.

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.

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