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Bantwal:  77-year-old temple priest ends life by jumping into well


Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (SP)

Bantwal, Dec 4: In a tragic incident which happened at Vittal in the taluk on Monday December 3, the priest of a temple jumped into well and ended his life.

Vasudeva Kedilaya (77), who was serving as priest of Lord Panchalingeshwara temple, Vittal had retired several years back.

It is said that Kedilaya was suffering from certain chronic health problems. Frustrated by the sufferings, he is said to have jumped into a well near his home.


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A case about this incident was registered in Vittal police station.


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  • Khader, Udupi

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    May his soul rest in peace.

    It seems that when he was alive,he was not able to bear the pain, indeed a sad news.

    The truth of the matter is that everyone has to die one or other day,by one or other reason. We can only pray for everyone's peaceful death, beg a pardon for committed mistakes during our life time and rest leave it almighty and he knows better.

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  • John, Manglore/kuwait

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    One thing I don’t understand why people cannot face difficulties?
    Jesus made it very clear, In the world you will have difficult times,but I have overcome the world..then why suicide?take all your anxiety to god alone!!,you will have sickness,sorrows,troubles,neighbor will never allow you to live peacefully likewise in working environment colleague will not allow you to work peacefully,in the house also family members keep on troubling you, but be courageous.suicide never gives any solution to any problems!!

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  • Elroy, Karkala

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    At the age of 77 if you tell him face difficulties its meaningless. Life depends on someone at that age. They require care and moral support. If no support then then life looks a zero. Its very sad

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Very Sad My hearfelt condolences to his Family. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Very sad incident.
    As per my experience small temple priests are always keep themselves in a low profile,. Do not run behind money. They get hurt whenever they see / hear injustice occurred to others. Give simple guidance to others with whatever knowledge they have.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Who am I to judge ? God only knows under what storm he made him to walk. The priest was having chromic health problems and may be the pain and other related suffering have brought him to a stage of no return. God forgive him and accept him in your eternal abode.

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  • Thomas Cutinho, Dubai/Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Yes dear... This is called positive attitude. R.I.P.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Holy people are also fully Fed-up ...

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Fed- up for genuine reasons...

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  • bhuvan, kavoor

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    This is what happens when someone reads only the heading.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    If only he had received the Promised Rs. 15 Lacks ...

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Allow dead persons soul Rest In Peace...

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