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Karnataka Lingayat seer killed himself after phoning a politician for three hours: report

Karnataka Lingayat seer killed himself after phoning a politician for three hours: report

Ramnagar, (Karnataka): Police in Karnataka is set to question a local politician over the suicide of a 45-year-old Lingayat seer in Ramnagar district.

Basavalinga Sree committed suicide on Monday in the premises of the Kunchugal Bande Mutt.

The preliminary inquiry into the case revealed that the seer was being harassed by a local politician, sources said on Tuesday.

He had spoken to the politician over the phone for three hours before ending his life, the police sources claimed.

A three-page suicide note has been recovered, the contents of which is still under wraps.

The seer was actively involved in an agitation against the garbage mafia and took part in many anti-government protests.

There were also talks about the seer being blackmailed by alleged audio and video clips.

Police sources said that the political leader will be summoned for questioning soon.

The seer had built many education institutions for poor children, as well as a hostel for students.

JD (S) leader and former MLA H.C. Balakrishna said on Tuesday that the seer had done a commendable job in the region.

IANS with inputs

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