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Lingayat Seer Arrested for Alleged Sexual Abuse of Minors

Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, an unmistakable Lingayat mutt soothsayer, was confined on Monday after he was reserved for physically attacking minors in Karnataka.

The soothsayer, who is the central pontiff of the unmistakable Murugha mutt in Karnataka’s Chitradurga, was kept from Haveri locale. He is blamed for physically attacking young lady understudies at the establishment show to the mutt.

The Mysuru city police have enlisted an FIR against Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru after a grumbling was documented in the interest of two minors. He has been reserved under areas of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.

The two young ladies learning at the school show to the mutt connected with ‘Odanadi Seva Samsthe’, an NGO in Mysuru working for the salvage, restoration, reintegration, and strengthening of dealt and physically took advantage of ladies and kids. After they portrayed their experience, it was brought to the consideration of the area youngsters’ government assistance advisory group.

Aside from the soothsayer, the FIR has likewise been enrolled against four others, including the superintendent of the organization.

As per the grumbling, the young ladies, matured 15 and 16, who were remaining at the inn under the Muruga Mutt, were physically mishandled for north of three and a half years.

“This isn’t an issue of only these two young ladies. The diviner has been pestering a few other young lady understudies learning at the establishment,” Stanley, top of the NGO, Odanadi Seva Samsthe, guaranteed.

“This has been happening for a long time. However, it came to our notification that the youngsters had not unveiled the issue because of dread. We won’t do homage any tension or danger. It is the obligation of the whole society to safeguard the freedoms of kids. We are focused on this,” he added.


On Sunday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the police are testing the occurrence completely and reality would be out after the examination is finished.

“Pocso and grab case has been enrolled in Chitradurga. The police are examining it. At the point when the test is going on, there’s something off about talking about it. The police will explore it completely and reality will be out.”

BJP’s KS Eshwarappa said he was disheartened by the charges, adding he would supplicate that the news is bogus.

“Chitradurga’s Murugha Mutt is popular in the state. I’m disheartened by the information. The news is revolting. I will ask that the news is misleading. The issue is being researched. Can express something after the examination is finished. It’s unrealistic to conjecture before this. We need to acknowledge anything that emerges from the examination.”


In a counter grievance, an assault and capturing body of evidence has been enlisted against previous MLA and Muruga Mutt previous chairman SK Basavarajan. The case was enrolled by the superintendent of Muruga Mutt at Chitradurga country police headquarters under IPC Sec 354(A),504,506,363, and u/s 120(B).

The superintendent claimed that the two minors from the Muruga Mutt inn were seized on guise of taking an entryway pass. Therefore, they were found at Cottonpet Police Station in Bengaluru.

In her objection, Basavarajan has been blamed for physically manhandling the youngsters and the superintendent from the day when he took over as director of the Muruga Mutt.

Parashuram, director of police of Chitradurga, said, “Chitradurga’s Murugha Mutt young ladies inn superintendent had enlisted a police grievance expressing that on 27/7/2022 two minor young ladies had taken door pass and left the lodging. Around the same time they were seen at Bengaluru cottonpet police headquarters. They were in the unlawful detainment of previous lodging overseer SK Basavarajan and his better half Sowbhagaya Basavarajan. Superintendent additionally claimed that Basavarajan likewise physically attacked the superintendent during his spell. A case has been enlisted at Chitradurga Rural police headquarters and researching further.



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