Friyana Munshi

Ayodhya, March 13, 2021: Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra’s President Mahant Nritya Gopal Das’s disciple was found dead in suspicious circumstances. The police is currently investigating the case. The case is of Maniramdas Cantonment under Nayaghat Chawki area of Ayodhya Kotwali. On Saturday, the sadhu Haribhajan Das (50), the disciple Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, had his throat slit with a sharp weapon in the saint’s residence. The monk was first rushed to Shriram Hospital. From there, he was referred to the district hospital where the doctors declared him to be dead.

At the moment it is difficult to tell whether it is murder or suicide. This is the subject of investigation. In this regard, the District Magistrate Ayodhya Rajesh Kumar Rai said that he received information from Maniramdas Cantonment in the morning that a monk from here had slit his throat with a sharp weapon. He arrived at the location of the incident. He stated that “While going to the district hospital, Sadhu Haribhajan Das died. He had always been in depression. His throat was found slit with a vegetable cutting knife. There was a lot of blood on the ground in his room and a knife beside him. With this knife, he has killed himself. Apart from this, other items in the room were in its place. They have not been touched in any way. This clearly shows that the monk has committed suicide. His body has been sent for postmortem. Police investigation is currently underway.”