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Karnataka Seer commits suicide at his mutt after his name comes in sexual assault

Police have recovered his alleged suicide note and investigation is on to ascertain the cause of his death.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Belagavi: In yet another incident that came to fore from Karnataka, There has been a stir in Karnataka after a Lingayat seer was found dead. This seer was found dead in his room of the monastery located in Neginhal village near Belhongal in Belagavi district. He was found hanging in the room of the monastery itself. The saint’s name was Basava Siddalinga Swami. Officials said Basava Siddalinga Swami, the seer of the Sri Guru Madiwaleshwar Math, was found hanging at his residence by his followers and attendants.

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Police have recovered his alleged suicide note and investigation is on to ascertain the cause of his death. However, the details of the suicide note are not being told yet. After getting the suicide note, it is feared that someone’s name may be written in it. Sources said the seer was reportedly upset over a video in which two women were seen discussing alleged cases of sexual harassment at some monasteries in Karnataka.

The women had also mentioned his name in the video. Earlier this month, Shivamurthy Sharanaru, the head of Murugha Mutt, one of the state’s leading Lingayat groups, was arrested for sexually assaulting two minor girls. Both the girls have accused him of sexually abusing her over the years.

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