Chandigarh: Bodies of four women were handed over to police by the staff of 'godman' Rampal's ashram in Barwala in Hisar and two other sick persons, including an infant, were taken to a hospital were they died, police said here today.
The ashram authorites handed over the bodies of four women, including that of a 70-year-old, Haryana DGP S N Vashisht told a press conference here today. The women whose bodies have been handed over were identified as Savita (31) of Delhi, Santosh (45) of Rohtak, Raj Bala (70) of Bijnore and Malikit Kaur (50) of Sangrur in Punjab.
Haryana police personnel carry a supporter of controversial guru Rampal Maharaj during a confrontation in Hisar on November 18, 2014. Photo: AFP
Besides this, 20-year-old Rajni, who was in a serious conditon having a heart ailment, was rushed to Hisar hospital from the ashram at around 4 AM, but she died there four hours later, the DGP said. A one-and-a-half year-old, whose father's name was Vipin Pratap Singh, also died as he was suffering from congenital jaundice.
Vashisht said police will investigate all deaths to ascertain the exact cause. The bodies have been shifted to the Medical College Hospital at Agroha near Hissar and "Post mortem examination of the bodies will be conducted to ascertain the exact cause behind their deaths," said the DGP, who was flanked by Additional Chief Secretary P K Mahapatra and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sanjeev Kaushal, said.
DGP made it clear that there were no wounds on the bodies of the four women who had died and as of now police was also not certain at what time and under what circumstances they had passed away.