On Monday, Mahant Narendra Giri, the president of the prominent Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, was found dead at his Baghambari Math residence in Prayagraj. The police said Giri’s body was found hanging in a room by one of his disciples with a suicide note next to where the body was found.
As of now, suicide is said to be the cause of his death, but the police say they are looking at all angles. The seer’s disciple and yoga guru, Anand Giri, was named in the suicide note along with two others. He was detained in Haridwar.
As political leaders make a beeline with their condolences, Anand Giri has denied his involvement, alleging that the whole incident was part of a conspiracy to extort money.