A four-and-half-year-old boy has been found dead on the premises of Asaram Bapu Ashram in Chhindwara, barely a month after the mysterious death of two minor cousins in a school run by it in Ahmedabad.
The body of Ram Krishna Yadav, a nursery student, was found last evening in the Ashram's toilet, police said on Wednesday.
"Information has been communicated to the parents of Yadav and we are awaiting their return from Mumbai to perform the post-mortem," Superintendent of Police R K Shivhare told PTI.
According to police, Ashram children could not go out and play last evening due to heavy rain. Some children then spotted Ram Krishna, son of one Mohan Yadav, lying in a nearby toilet.
The children informed Ashram warden and the authorities took Yadav to a local nursing home where doctors declared him brought dead.
A case has been registered and further investigations are on, they said.
Early this month, two cousins, aged 10 and 11 years and studying in a school run by Asaram Bapu Ashram in Ahmedabad were found dead in mysterious circumstances, sparking protests by the local residents.
The protests by Ahmedabad residents had turned violent. The protesters had clashed with Asaram's followers, who had attacked media persons.