Sage attacked at Simhastha Kumbh in Madhya Pradesh

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Ujjain, April 24 (IANS) A ‘sadhu’ taking part in Simhastha Kumbh here was seriously injured on Sunday in a murderous attack, one of several incidents to have happened since the start of the pilgrimage on April 22.

Someone attacked sadhu (religious ascetic) Tapasvi Giri with a sharp weapon near Bhukhi Mata temple, injuring him seriously, a police officer said.

The sage has been hospitalised.

Late Saturday night, a motorcade of sadhus was attacked at two places, resulting in damage to the vehicles, said the police officer.

Incidents of theft have also been reported from the Simhastha Kumbh pilgrimage site.

Sadhus participating in the pilgrimage have been much agitated by these incidents.

On Sunday, they took out a march and blocked traffic to protest the incidents of violence and thefts.

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Sunday is the third day of Simhastha Kumbh that will conclude on May 21.



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