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Mahant Narendra Giri death: 18-member SIT to investigate suicide

The influential Hindu seer was found dead on Monday at Baghambari Muth in Allahabad. He was the president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, the largest organisation of sadhus in India.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 21, 2021 19:56 IST
Late Mahant Narendra Giri.
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Late Mahant Narendra Giri.

An 18-member Special Invetigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the death of Akhara Parishad's late President Mahant Narendra Giri, who committed suicide on Monday, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Two CO rank officials have been included in the SIT.

Earlier, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who paid his last respect to the seer in Prayagraj said that all aspects related to the death of top seer Mahant Narendra Giri are being probed and the guilty will be punished.

The influential Hindu seer was found dead on Monday at Baghambari Muth in Allahabad. He was the president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, the largest organisation of sadhus in India.

The police under ADG (Allahabad zone) and commissioner, Allahabad are working as a team, the chief minister who rushed to Allahabad to pay respects to the seer told newspersons there.

Asserting that evidence has been collected in connection with the seer’s death, Adityanath said the case will be solved soon. Every single aspect connected with the case will be exposed and the guilty will be punished, he added.

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According to the wishes of the seer’s followers, the body will be kept for “darshan” (public viewing) on Tuesday so that people can pay their last respects, Adityanath said, adding that a five-member team will conduct a post-mortem examination on Wednesday.

After that, he will be laid to rest in a ‘samadhi’ as per religious rites and beliefs, the chief minister said. According to the police, the seer's body was found hanging from the ceiling by his disciples on Monday.

A purported suicide note of seven-eight pages was also found at the site in which the seer had written that he was mentally disturbed and was ending his life. The seer had written he was upset with one of his disciples, they said.

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