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Lakshmivara Tirtha Swamiji death: Brother files complaint alleging foul play

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    A complaint alleging foul play into the death of Shiroor mutt seer Lakshmivara Tirtha Swamiji has been filed at Hiriadka police station in Udupi district on Thursday.

    Shiroor mutt seer Lakshmivara Tirtha Swamiji

    Lakshmivara Tirtha Swamiji's brother, Lathavya Acharya, has filed a complaint regarding seer's death alleging foul play. According to reports, the case was registered under Section 174 (c) of CRPC at 11: 30 AM at Hirodka police station (UDR No. 10/2018), about 20 km away from Udupi.

    After Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy assured probe into seer's death if suspicion arises. Also, Udupi MLA Raghupati Bhat reacting to seer's death said, "He will put pressure on government to order high-level probe."

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    Pontiff of Sandipani Sadhana ashram, Kemaru swamiji said, "Shiroor seer was in good health and had spoken to him just 5 days ago. He stated that Shirur seer broke down while speaking to him last time over retrieving idol of main deity of mutt."

    Shops and establishments shut down in Udupi as a mark of respect to Shirur seer. Holiday declared for schools and colleges in Udupi district.

    Lakshmivara Tirtha Swami (55) passed away in Manipal's Kasturba hospital on Thursday. The seer was brought to Kasturba hospital at 1.05 AM from a private hospital in Udupi. He was declared dead at 8.05 AM on Thursday.

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