RAMANAGARA: A day after Basavalinga Swami of Kanchugal Bande Mutt committed suicide, Ramanagara SP Superintendent of Police Santhosh Babu said a three-page death note was found in the seer’s room in which he had mentioned about mental torture from an individual. However, the letter does not mention the person’s name.
“We have recovered both phones and are verifying them. Some other names are also mentioned in the death note”, the SP told mediapersons on Tuesday. “The Bande Mutt seer’s body was found hanging from the window grill of the room. A complaint has been lodged by the mutt authorities as it was an unusual death. Based on the complaint, a case has been registered under IPC 306 (abetment of suicide).
“The seer also said in the death note that he was depressed over the harassment. But he did not identify the person or mention the motive behind his taking the extreme step. A lot of rumors are spreading about this. The truth will be revealed once the investigation is completed. We cannot share much information about the investigation while the case is being investigated. There may be a chance of destroying evidence. We have no pressure in this case. The investigation is going on as per law”, the SP said.
Was Bande Mutt seer honeytrapped?
After the death note of Bande Mutt seer was shared on social media, many theories on what prompted him to end his life are doing the rounds.
On the day before his death, the seer is learnt to have had a confidential meeting with another seer. His death note too indicates that he might have been honeytrapped.
According to the viral death note, the seer expressed concern over a conspiracy being hatched against him. “I have worked for Siddaganga Mutt with trust for 25 years. A woman was calling and harassing me for 6-7 months”, he wrote in the letter.
However, the police said that the death note circulating on social media is not genuine, though some lines are similar.
A few months ago, the body of Basavalinga Swami of Chilume Mutt was found in similar circumstances.