Mahant Siyaram Das Baba, a Pujari of Bhuriya Mahadev, was murdered on Tuesday, August 29, in the Tonk district of the state of Rajasthan. This crime has now sparked protests and outrage among the locals. As per the preliminary police investigation, the revered Pujari was murdered late at night on Tuesday.
SP Tonk, Rajarshi Raj Varma, said, ‘We received information that the body of the Pujari of the Mahadev Mandir has been found. Police reached the spot immediately.’ Saying, ‘We want it to be done at the earliest.’, Varma also stated that a medical board has been formed for the autopsy of the dead body, while police investigation in underway, and the CCTV footages are being checked.
Demanding arrest of the culprits, locals staged a protest outside the Mandir, in the Diggi village of the Tonk district.
Denouncing the Rajasthan Congress government, led by CM Ashok Gehlot, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said, ‘It is very sad that the famous Mahant Saint Siyaram Das Baba Ji of Tonk region was brutally murdered. Why are saints and sages the target of criminals in Rajasthan? This has not been seen anywhere else in the country.’
He added, ‘The disregard of the Sant Samaj is part of the appeasement policy of the Gehlot Government. To maintain its vote bank, Congress encourages anti-social elements who harass saints and seers. This is such a sin whose punishment is inevitable, which will soon be suffered by the unrighteous who are hurting Sanatan Dharma.’