Ramakanta Biswas

Phulbani: Nearly 13 years after the brutal murder of Hindu spiritual leader Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati in Kandhamal, the incumbent manager of the Kanya Ashram (residential school) founded by him received death threat from an anonymous caller on Saturday.

Swami Jivanmuktananda Puri of Jalespata ashram has lodged a complaint in this regard at Tumudibandh police station. Acting on the complaint, inspector-in-charge Babashankar Saraf visited the ashram and assured to provide security.

According to the complaint, Swamiji reached the Kanya Ashram from Puri today. At around 5 pm, he received the call where the caller threatened to kill him and blow up the ashram.

When asked about his affiliation, the caller said he belongs to naxal organisation before disconnecting the call.

Frightened over the threat call, Swamiji rushed to Tumudibandh police station and lodged a complaint. Swamiji suspect someone got angry with him as he works for Hinduism as well as development of the region.

Notably, Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and his four disciples were brutally shot dead by miscreants on the ashram premises in 2008. Saraswati had received an anonymous threat only a week before his assassination.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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