Bhayyuji Maharaj shoots self news updates: Spiritual leader Bhayyuji Maharaj allegedly shot himself on Tuesday and passed away at the Bombay hospital in Indore, according to several media reports. Indore Police begins probe; followers and leader's daughter reaches hospital as news spreads. Senior police officials reached Bhayyuji Maharaj's house Silver Springs phase one to investigate the crime scene. Maharaj was pressurised by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, says Congress leader Manak Agarwal.
Inspector General of Police Makrand Deoskar says that Bhayyuji's suicide note and pistol have been seized. "All aspects of the case are being investigated. Family members will also be questioned."Suicide note mentions stress; sources say family dispute, debts likely cause. MP Congress laments Bhayyuji's death, demands CBI probe.
Bhayyuji Maharaj had announced retirement from public life in 2016, according to a report in The Times of India.
"I have done whatever is possible for me. Now, I cannot do anything as I am not getting any support from the society. At this moment, I am announcing my retirement not out of frustration but because my conscience is telling me so," he was quoted as saying in the report.
Bhaiyyuji has a wide base in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra and counts many political bigwigs among his followers.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Jun 12, 2018 19:03 PM