Weeks after a Lingayat seer in Karnataka’s Belagavi district committed suicide, another Lingayat seer Basavalinga Swami of Sri Kanchugal Bande Mutt found dead in a room in his mutt in Ramanagara district on Monday.
A case of unnatural death has been registered at the Kudur police station in Karnataka’s Ramanagara district. “A two-page death note was found in the room of the mutt in Ramnagara district where pontiff’s body was found, yesterday, after an unnatural death,” police said as quoted by news agency ANI.
A two-page death note was found near the dead body of the seer. The note reportedly states that the seer was being harassed by a few persons with threat of defamation. Basavalinga Swami, 45, was the seer of the mutt for over 25 years.
Earlier this month, allegedly pained at his name being dragged into audio linked to the sex scandal of Chitradurga Murugha mutt seer, Guru Madivaleshwara Mutt Pontiff Basava Siddalinga Swamiji committed suicide in his room by hanging himself in Belagavi district of Karnataka, police sources said.
Meanwhile, the devotees of the mutt are staging a flash protest demanding legal action and arrest of two women who spoke about deceased swamiji in a demeaning manner in the alleged audio clip.
The devotees are not allowing the police to take the dead body of the swamiji. It is alleged that one Satyakka from Managundi village in Dharwad and Rudramma Hasinala from Gangavathi in Koppal district are the women whose conversation has been leaked to social media.