Seer succumbs to burn injuries

Bagalkot: A seer of Marakattu Shivananda Swami Mutt in Yelaburga Shivaiah Tatha succumbed to burn injuries at a private hospital in Bagalkot on Tuesday.
The 80-year-old seer suffered burn injuries after a devotee named Prabhavathi Devi, who set herself ablaze over a dispute pertaining to mutt’s property. Prabhavathi died on the spot while Shivaiah Tatha was rushed to Kumareshwar Hospital in Bagalkot on Monday.
The seer failed to respond to treatment, doctors of the hospital said.

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