New Delhi, June 12, 2018 (TMC Desk) Spiritual leader Bhaiyyuji Maharaj on Tuesday committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence in Indore. He was admitted to the Bombay hospital where he died. He was one of the spiritual leaders who was recently accorded minister of state status by the Madhya Pradesh government but had refused to accept government privileges.
Inspector General of Police Makrand Deoskar said prima facie it was a case of suicide. He said a pistol and a suicide note were found near the body. Those present at home heard a gunshot and rushed towards his room to find it closed. The door was broken open, the Indian Express reported.
“Somebody should be there to handle duties of family. I am leaving to(o) much stressed out, fed up,” he wrote in the purported suicide note. Deuskar refused to confirm details of the suicide note saying it was part of investigation. The Indian Express report said.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his condolence on the demise of Bhaiyyuji Maharaj. “My tribute to saint Bhayyuji Maharaj (who allegedly committed suicide). The country has lost a person who was a confluence of culture, knowledge & selfless service,” said Chouhan.
“Nobody would have thought that his mind would get this restless that he would shoot himself,” Times Now quoted Swami Agnivesh, Spiritual Guru on Bhaiyyuji’s suicide.
Bhaiyyu Maharaj was a high profile saint who had a huge following among politicians and businessmen. Born to a Zamindar family, he was also a model whose real name is Udaysingh Deshmukh. He was married to a doctor.
The Congress, however, blamed the ruling government for his suicide and has demanded CBI probe into the matter. “Madhya Pradesh government had put pressure on him to accept privileges & support the government, which he refused to do. He was under a lot of mental pressure. CBI probe should be done,” said Congress leader Manak Agarwal, the Indian Express reported.
A saint who was committed to bringing happiness on others faces as his website describes him killed himself raised a big question.