Spiritual leader Bhaiyyuji Maharaj has been admitted at a hospital in Indore on Tuesday after shooting himself.
A former model, Bhaiyyuji Maharaj had last been in the news in April when the Madhya Pradesh government passed a controversial order where it accorded Minister of State (MoS) rank upon Bhaiyyuji and four other spiritual leaders and tasked them with spreading awareness on conservation of the Narmada river. As per reports, Bhaiyyuji Maharaj had declined the post.
Update at 14:43: Two ministers of Madhya Pradesh government rushing to Indore
Update at 14:43: A crowd of his followers has gathered outside the hospital
Update at 14:50: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks to DM Indore on Bhaiyyuji Maharaj's condition
Update at 14:54: As per reports, Bhaiyyuji Maharaj is no more
Update at 14:57: Bhaiyyuji Maharah had reportedly shot himself on the right side. He had died before reaching hospital
Update at 15:08: Bhaiyyuji Maharaj shot himself at Silver Spring Residency, Indore. He shot himself on the right side of his temple. He has succumbed to his injuries - Indore Police
Update at 15:11: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari issues a tweet on Bhaiyyuji Maharaj's death
Update at 15:30: SP East to Republic TV -
Bhayyuji Maharaj was brought dead to hospital.
His family members were present when the incident took place.
Family members broke open the door and found him lying in a pool of blood.
Revolver used has been seized by the police.
Accidental Death Report hasn’t been filed as yet.
On suicide note: "So far we haven’t recovered anything as yet. But the investigation is on. Will need sometime before we can comment on any recovery."
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Update at 15:55: The Indore police is recording the statement of Bhaiyyuji Maharaj's family members -- first, the statement of those who broke open the door and took his body out. A forensic team is also at the spot.
Update at 16:07: A suicide note has reportedly been found citing that nobody was responsible for Bhaiyyuji's death. He claimed to be stressed out and fed up.