Vrindavan, 2017.06.26 (VT): The man who allegedly poisoned sadhus last week in order to loot their ashram has been apprehended.
Outraged by the poisoning incident, the sadhus of Vrindavan held a meeting during which they issued an ultimatum to police. The sadhus threatened to hold a massive protest if the suspect was not found within 24 hours. The police, in turn, requested a week to complete the search.
But by the end of the weekend, Police had already found their man. A phone stolen by the suspect, who is known as “Bharat”, was traced to a mobile phone salesman named Deepak. Then police found Bharat’s father Jagdish at a major ashram in Gokul.
Finally, the police team traced “Bharat” to Khari Khera in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, where he was arrested.
The poisoning incident occurred on 21st June, when thirteen sadhus of Varah Adyapeeth Ashram at Varah Ghat in Vrindavan collapsed and fell unconscious shortly after taking their midday meal. The sadhus were hospitalized and several were placed in ICU. After the mahant of the ashram came to, it was discovered that the ashram had been robbed and ashram’s new cook, “Bharat”, had absconded.
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