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Hathras Satsang stampede killing 121 people: Where is Bhole Baba, the self-styled godman?
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Hathras Satsang stampede killing 121 people: Where is Bhole Baba, the self-styled godman?

| @indiablooms | 03 Jul 2024, 10:30 am

Hathras/IBNS: Bhole Baba, the self-styled godman at whose Satsang 121 people died in stampede in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras on Tuesday, is still at large, police said.

Police said they could not find Bhole Baba after a search operation was carried out at Ram Kutir Charitable Trust in the Mainpuri district.

"We did not find Baba ji inside the campus...He is not here...," Deputy Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar said as quoted by Hindustan Times.

At least 121 people, mostly women, were killed after a stampede broke out at a religious event in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras on Tuesday, officials have said.

The stampede occurred during a 'satsang' (prayer meeting) which was attended by hundreds.

Also Read: Several envoys express shock, sadness over Hathras stampede tragedy which left 116 people dead

Visuals from the Community Health Centre showed several bodies being brought there in buses and tempos in the presence of crying family members.

Manav Mangal Milan Sadbhavna Samagam Committee hosted the religious event.

A case has been reportedly filed against the organisers of the event.

The organisers have been charged under sections 105, 110, 126 (2), 223, and 238 of the country's new criminal code Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS).

Self-styled godman's name emerge

According to reports, the religious event was hosted by a self-styled godman Narayan Saakar Hari aka Bhole Baba.

The self-styled religious leader was reportedly a former UP police staffer.

He took voluntary retirement in 1990 to pursue his spiritual journey.

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