In a shocking incident, a sadhu was murdered inside his ashram in Nanded district of Maharashtra on Sunday (May 24, 2020). The incident was reported at around 3.30 am, Republic World reported.
According to media reports, the sadhu has been identified as Shivacharya Guru, and he was killed inside his ashram in Nagthana, Umari Tahasil. Some of his supporters are also found dead in the ashram. Many people are raising the questions on the law and order situation under Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi Government in Maharashtra.
This is the second case after the Palghar's sadhus lynching case. According to a report, on April 16, 2020, three Sadhus were lynched by a mob of 200 people in Gadchinchle in Maharashtra's Palghar district. The three men reportedly from Nashik were travelling in a car when a group of men stopped them. A police vehicle from the Kasa police station was also attacked. The deceased men were identified as Sushilgiri Maharaj, Chikne Maharaj Kalpavriksha Giri and Nilesh Telwade. The mob reportedly pelted stones at the victims' car, before all three men were pulled out of the car and beaten with sticks and rods.