RAIPUR, India (Reuters) - A Hindu priest in Chhattisgarh killed himself with the promise he would come back to life after two days, police said on Monday.
Manoj Baghel, described as an intensely religious man, poisoned himself in front of a small crowd on Saturday at a temple in Raigarh in Chhattisgarh, police said.
He was taken to hospital, and died soon after.
Police have registered a case of suicide, but have been unable to take the 25-year-old's body for an autopsy because supporters have insisted on returning the body to the temple and waiting to see what happens.
Police expect the crowds will give up their vigil by Monday evening.
Manoj Baghel and supporters, Reuters 46 Comments
[12/27/2007 7:20:34 PM]
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Submitted By: Dave
I hope whoever sent this quote in keeps watching to see what happens. :)
12/27/2007 7:35:21 PM
Well, the time for him to come back has already passed...
12/27/2007 7:48:01 PM
12/27/2007 7:48:13 PM
Well, I believe he has the right to do this. It is, after all, his own body.
But that doesn't stop me from thinking he's an idiot.
12/27/2007 7:55:38 PM
who's a silly bugger then...
12/27/2007 8:01:28 PM
Wouldn't it be that his life was a little boring and he thought that he had nothing to lose?. Just a thought.
12/27/2007 8:21:43 PM
Well, so much for a priest's promises...
12/27/2007 8:29:08 PM
12/27/2007 8:44:17 PM
I'm sure that some die-hards will stay longer than that. Look at how long Christians have been waiting.
12/27/2007 8:56:55 PM
12/27/2007 9:03:02 PM
Y'know... I give this guy some credit: he made a verifiable and falsifiable claim, then put it to the test. That takes a lot more balls than 99.999% of fundies have. (Of course, what are they gonna do when he turns out to be wrong? Lynch him?)
12/27/2007 9:15:56 PM
What Euclid said.
And Darwin Award seconded.
12/27/2007 9:19:46 PM
Darwin Award... thirded?
12/27/2007 9:45:20 PM
Clothespins were dispensed at the temple door.
12/27/2007 10:06:19 PM
12/27/2007 10:11:24 PM
"Police expect the crowds will give up their vigil by Monday evening."
That made me laugh.
Darwin award fifth'd'd
12/27/2007 10:26:44 PM
12/27/2007 10:43:00 PM
Isn't this the sort of thing that Fundamentalist groups started in Jonestown and Heaven's Gate and some other places?
12/27/2007 10:58:59 PM
Darwin award sixthd
12/27/2007 11:31:27 PM
Darwin Award Nth'd
12/27/2007 11:55:08 PM
Darwin Award n+1th'd.
12/28/2007 12:09:03 AM
So, how'd that work out for ya, bud?
12/28/2007 12:20:27 AM
Sooooo I wonder how that's working out for him?
12/28/2007 12:34:27 AM
Well, so many have beat me to it, but just for the record, I'll cast my vote for Darwin Award, too.
12/28/2007 1:00:41 AM
Darwin Award ... uhm... I lost count, eh whatever:
DARWIN AWARD WHATEVERNTHD! :D:D:D
12/28/2007 1:03:44 AM