Prayagraj: The body of the President of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri Maharaj, was found hanging from a rope at his residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj today. Cops suspect it to be a suicide case.
India Today quotes sources as saying, “The door was locked from inside and had to be broken. Narendra Giri Maharaj was found hanging from a nylon rope. A suicide note has been recovered by the police which mentions that he was mentally disturbed.”
“I won’t be able to say anything without investigation. We received a call from ashram that maharaj has hanged himself from a fan. Prima facie, it’s a case of suicide. I appeal all of you to maintain peace: KP Singh, IG Prayagraj was quoted by ANI.
Narendra Giri had earlier been down with the Covid virus in April. PM Narendra Modi and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav havs expressed their grief at his demise.
“The demise of president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri is extremely saddening,” Modi tweeted.