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Top religious body head Narendra Giri dies by suicide: UP Police Narendra Giri suicide
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Top religious body head Narendra Giri dies by suicide: UP Police

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Sep 2021, 12:24 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Narendra Giri, the head of a top religious body- Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad-has died by suicide in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj town, police told the media on Monday.

Narendra Giri, who headed one of the largest religious bodies of saints in the country, was found dead at his home earlier this evening.

According to the police, an initial probe has located a suicide note whose contents are being studied.

"We are reading the note. He expressed he was upset. He also wrote what should be done with the ashram after his passing, in the form of a will," senior Prayagraj police official KP Singh told reporters this evening.

Narendra Giri's disciple Anand Giri has been detained from Haridwar in connection with the suicide case, the police said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and other political leaders offered their condolences in tweets.

"The death of Akhara Parishad president Shri Narendra Giri ji is extremely sad. While devoted to spiritual traditions, he played a big role in connecting many streams of Sant Samaj together. May the Lord give him a place at your feet. Om shanti," PM Modi tweeted.

"The death of president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri, is an irreparable loss for the spiritual world. I pray to Lord Ram to provide his spirit a place at his feet and give strength to his followers to bear this pain," Yogi Adityanath tweeted.