Chilume Math Basavalinga Swamiji Found Hanging in Math;Suspect Suicide,

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

Chilume Math Basavalinga Swamiji of Magadi Taluk in Ramanagara district has committed suicide by hanging in the math on Monday morning.

The deceased,Basavalinga Swamy, hailed from Doddaballpura taluk and was staying in the math since 1982.

Senior officers as,Ramanagar SP,Girish S,along with Kuddur police inspector and staff rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area and after inspecting the spot and collecting information from the staff.

Senior officer told media persons,A 62-year-old seer of Chilume Math at Solur village of Magadi taluk in Ramanagara district,reportedly ended life by hanging in the math on Monday morning.The reason for the incident is yet to be ascertained.

The incident came to light at around 7.30 am when the staff of the math came for work.He found the seer hanging from the window grill in the math premises,and alerted the police.

Priliminary investigation revealed that it could be a case of suicide.However,we have taken up a case of suspicious death based on the complaint filed by the staff.

Though the seer has not left any death note,he has written in his diary about his financial transactions.

As per the statement of the staff, the incident has taken place after the seer performed puja early around 5 am.

The staff has also mentioned that the seer had some health problems and appeared upset over the last two weeks.We are awaiting the post mortem report for further action.

A case of unnatural death is registered in Kuddur police station and further investigation is on he added.