Merely days after gruesome lynching of Sadhus in Maharashtra’s Palghar, now two Hindus sages have been hacked to death in Bulandshahr of Uttar Pradesh. The badly mutilated bodies of the sadhus were recovered from a local temple in Bulandshahr.
As per initial police observations, the crime was perpetrated by one addict. Bulandshahr SSP said there was dispute between the sadhus and an addict in the area as he had stolen a spatula belonging to them. The addict is now the prime suspect in the case who allegedly attacked the sadhus with a sword. He has been arrested.
When locals reached arrived in the temple to offer prayers this morning, they witnessed the blood stained bodies of the two sadhus. Immediately police were informed about the incident and they quickly rushed in.
This is third such case in a span of two weeks. First, two sadhus and their driver were lynched in Maharashtra’s Palghar. Then one Sadhu was brutally attacked in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur, though he managed to survive. And now this one. Such cases have raised serious questions about the state’s capability of providing to security to wandering sages and saints who have been an integral part of Indian civilization since ancient times.