Thousands of followers, supporters of spiritual guru Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, who allegedly committed suicide at his house in Indore on Tuesday, have gathered in the city to get one last glimpse of him. The final rites of the high-profile spiritual leader will be performed at his native village in Indore later on Wednesday. Several top politicians and other famous personalities are also expected to attend Bhaiyyuji Maharaj's funeral.
According to reports, Bhaiyyuji's daughter, Kuhu, who studies in Pune, rushed to Indore after receiving the news of his father committing suicide.
Meanwhile, Indore Police has launched a thorough probe into the alleged suicide case. Indore DIG told IndiaTV that the police is probing the case from all possible angles. The gun that Bhaiyyuji Maharaj used to shoot himself in the head has been recovered and forensic experts are scanning the finger prints on it.
#Thousands of followers of Bhaiyyuji Maharaj have gathered for his last rites at his native village in Indore.
Indore: Supporters mourn as mortal remains of spiritual leader Bhaiyyuji Maharaj are being taken to his native village. He had allegedly committed suicide after shooting himself at his residence yesterday. #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/gEBFOcpgZZ— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2018
# Local media reports that the final rites would be performed by the spiritual leader's daughter, who rushed to Indore from Pune on Tuesday evening after receiving the news of his father's death.
# Bhaiyyuji Maharaj's mortal remains will be taken from Bombay Hospital mortuary to his native village later in the day.
# Bhaiyyuji Maharaj allegedly shot himself dead inside his Indore house on Tuesday afternoon. A suicide note recovered from his room stated that he was under mental stress. "Somebody should be there to handle duties of family. I am leaving too much stressed out, fed up," the suicide note purportedly written by Bhaiyyuji Maharaj stated.
Bhaiyyu Maharaj,50, whose original name was Uday Singh Deshmukh, was one of the five 'saints' to whom the Shivraj Singh government in Madhya Pradesh had granted Minister of State (MoS) rank in April.
However, he had refused to accept it, saying "a post holds no importance for a saint".
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