Varanasi, April 22: Call it madness, bravery or superstition! A man's bizarre act in Varanasi has left everyone baffled.
According to reports, Manu Bhagat, a Samajwadi Party worker in Cholapur tehsil of Varanasi was seen taking bath with boiling hot water, as onlookers were witnessing the shocking drama.
He didn't stop here and went on to apply hot kheer on his body, amid loud dhol and music!
Then, Bhagat prepared puris and dipped his hand in hot oil. When this life-threatening drama was going on, locals were enjoying his act, with chants of "jaikara".
Bhagat is a resident of Balua village in Chaubeypur area of Varanasi and he is said to be very popular in his area. Some superstitious people even touch his feet to seek his blessings!
The shocking incident took place when a Samajwadi Party worker Chandrajeet Yadav had organised a yagna for Akhilesh Yadav's four years as UP CM. He had placed Akhilesh's photo with the pics of dieties.
The reason behind the man's act was the completion of four years of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for which he had taken a pledge to do the daring act.