A large number of people from the Jain community held a peaceful protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar in wake of the brutal killing of Jain monk Nandi Mahara who was butchered to death and his body was found in the well in Chikkodi taluk of the district. The police had apparently arrested two suspects for committing such a heinous crime. It was apparently believed that there was some money dispute which resulted in the killing of the Jain Monk.
— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2023
Jain Community calls for justice in Karnataka Monk murder case
The members of the Jain community who had assembled at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to protest the killing stated that their fight was not against any political party. In fact they wanted that all the political parties should come together and ensure that justice is done in the case.
Protesters call for CBI Probe in Karnataka Monk Murder Case
Meanwhile, along with the Jain Community, BJP leader and member of Rajya Sabha Anil Jain called for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. He added that saints and monks should be protected in the Congress ruled state of Karnataka.
BJP Constitutes Fact Finding Committee in the murder of Karnataka Monk
The Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party has constituted two fact-finding teams to look into the alleged murder of a Jain monk and a Yuva Brigade member in Belgaum and Mysore districts respectively. As per the official statement by the party’s state General Secretary Ashwath Narayan, out of two teams, one will be led by BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel consisting of 11 members, and the other with 10 members will be led by National General Secretary C T Ravi.
Jains to protest on July 20 in Udaipur
The entire Jain community has called for a bandh in the Udaipur division on July 20 and they have said that they will press for the death penalty for the accused. Society’s president Dinesh Khodania said that Jains are non-violent people and such an action is beyond tolerance. The Jain community will shut down its business and those who are in government jobs will also remain on leave, as a mark of protest. A memorandum would be handed over to the president in which they will press for the death penalty for those who committed such a heinous crime.
Know all about Jain Muni Murder
It was on July 5 that Jain Muni went missing from his ashram in a village in Belagavi’s Chikodi taluk and on July 8th, the police confirmed that he was allegedly murdered. His devotees had filed a missing complaint on July 6th, 2023.
For the past fifteen years, Acharya Sri Kamakumara Nandi Maharaj was staying at Nandi Parvata Jain Basadi. The police, during the interrogation, found that the suspects had made contradictory statements. It is then the needle of suspicion fell on them and they were taken into custody. During the interrogation they confessed about commiting the crime.
A police officer had reported that the main cause for the murder was the dispute related to money. Apparently, the accused had borrowed money from Jain muni and had refused to return it to him. Apparently, pressure was mounted by Jain muni to return the money and it is in retaliation that they killed him.
The Jain muni, born on June 6, 1967 in Karnataka, was previously known as Bhramappa during his childhood. He was initiated into monkhood by Acharya Shri 108 Kunthu Sagar Ji Maharaj.