While the ashram administration maintained that the aide died due to snake bite, the deceased's family claimed that he was murdered. In fact, blood stains were found in the room where his body was found.
Patiram Deharia (35) was a resident of Neelkanthi village in Chhindwara for the past 12 years. His body has now been sent for autopsy. Incidentally, this is the same ashram where a four and half year old boy was found dead inside a bathroom in 2008.