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Published On: Mon, Sep 20th, 2021

Akhada Parishad head Narendra Giri found dead, suicide note recovered

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mahant-narendra-giri-1632143498NEW DELHI/ PRAYAGRAJ: Mahant Narendra Giri Maharaj, the president of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, was found dead under suspicious circumstances in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj.
Police have detained Yoga Guru Anand Giri in the case, who was named by the seer in his reported suicide note, UP ADG Prashant Kumar said.
His body was found hanging inside the Sri Math Baghambari Gaddi in Prayagraj, police said, and senior officers are on the spot to ascertain details. The IG and DIG are present at the spot.
The police are also interrogating the people at the Math. “We received the information about Mahanat’s suicide. IG and his team are at the spot. His disciple said that he found the door locked from inside,” said Prashan Kumar, adding that a suicide note was found by the police where the Mahant named Anand Giri and few others to be held responsible. “We have detained Anand Giri in Uttarakhand,” he said.
A 5-page suicide note has also been recovered where he has held one of his disciples, Anand Giri, responsible for his death, police said. Police said, Narendra Giri’s disciple Anand Giri, who’s accused of Mahant’s killing has been taken into custody in Haridwar. According to Inspector General of Police K P Singh, Mahant Giri’s body was found hanging from the ceiling by his disciples.

The IGP said that police had received a call at 5.30 PM from the Muth that Giri had hanged himself. A purported suicide note was also found at the site in which the seer had written that he was mentally disturbed and was ending his life. He had also delegated various responsibilities to his disciples in the note, the police said.”We are reading the note. He expressed he was upset. He also wrote what should be done with the ashram after his passing, in the form of a will,” senior Prayagraj police official KP Singh told reporters this evening.

KP Singh, IG Prayagraj said the Mahant’s postmortem and cremation will be conducted by Tuesday afternoon. “Nothing will be done tonight as we are waiting for the panch of the akhada to come. All examinations will be done in his presence,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sadness at the incident. “The death of Akhara Parishad President Shri Narendra Giri ji is extremely sad. While devoted to spiritual traditions, he played a big role in connecting many streams of Sant Samaj together. May the Lord place them at your feet, he said.
Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed his condolences. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said he could not believe the Mahant had passed away. “His death is truly a mystery,” Ramdev said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolences on the seer’s death. “The death of Mahant Narendra Giri ji,  is an irreparable loss to the spiritual world. I pray to Lord Shri Ram to grant the departed soul a place at His feet and strength to the bereaved followers to bear this sorrow,” he said in a tweet.
Reacting to the incident, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his condolences. “Received sad information about the departure of revered saint Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj.  The contribution made by Pujya Swamiji, who dedicated his life for the cause of Sanatan Dharma, in the welfare of the society will always be remembered. May God place his soul at his feet,” Chouhan said in a tweet.
(With Agency Reports).







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