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Sexual assault on minors: Karnataka seer ends life after his name comes up in audio clip

Basava Siddalinga. [Photo: Twitter]

Karnataka: After being named in a sexual assault case involving minor students, a 28-year-old Lingayat seer allegedly committed suicide as his body was found at his mutt in Belagavi district in Karnataka.

The seer Basava Siddalinga ended his life by hanging himself after an audio clip containing a conversation between two women discussing how women and girls were exploited at Chitradurga mutt went viral on social media, news agency IANS reported.

The report quoting police said that Siddalinga was talking to devotees till late night Sunday. He told his devotees that he had been pained that his reference was made in a demeaning way in the purported audio and he is not feeling like living anymore.

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