Karnataka: Vastu expert Chandrashekhar Guruji stabbed to death in hotel
In a horrific incident, Chandrashekhar Angadi, popularly known as Chandrashekhar Guruji, of "Saral Vastu" fame was stabbed to death in a hotel in Karnataka's Hubballi city on Tuesday. The incident took place inside the lobby of The President Hotel near Hubballi's Unkal Lake, according to reports. Two men stabbed the Vastu exponent multiple times before fleeing from the hotel. Here are more details.
Vastu guru reached hotel in afternoon: Police
Hubballi Police Commissioner Labhu Ram reportedly reached the hotel immediately after learning about the incident. He said Angadi arrived at the hotel on Tuesday afternoon and someone asked him to come to the lobby. "When he came there, two people were sitting. While one went [to] him to [do] namaskar, the other...started stabbing him. Then both these people assaulted the guru together," added Ram.
Angadi's murder caught on CCTV camera
The incident was caught on the CCTV camera in the lobby. Two men—posing as Angadi's devotees—could be seen waiting at the reception. As Angadi sits in a chair, one of them touches his feet, while the other starts stabbing him with a knife covered with a white cloth. Then, the duo attacks him repeatedly and threatens some hotel staffers who try to approach them.
Video of incident tweeted by journalist Kiran Parashar
Vastu guru was stabbed more than 50 times : Police
"He (Angadi) was grievously wounded and died on the way to the hospital," Hubballi Police chief Ram stated. As per preliminary investigations, the two men earlier fixed an appointment with the Vastu expert and planned to kill him. The police said they stabbed him over 50 times. Both the killers have been arrested and the motive behind Angadi's murder is yet to be ascertained.
Security lapse on part of the hotel?
"A case was filed in Vijay Nagar police station...the investigation was taken up by the ACP level officer. ACP North is investigating this case (sic)," Ram stated. He added more details will be revealed after completing the investigation. Special teams were reportedly formed to probe the case and they are trying to ascertain if there was a security lapse on the hotel's part.
Angadi was on personal visit to Hubballi
To note, Angadi was a popular Vastu expert who regularly featured on several TV shows. Reports said he lived in the state's Bagalkote district but had come to Hubballi on a personal visit. Some reports stated that Angadi visited The President Hotel for business purposes.