Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has expressed deep shock over the self-immolation of three devotees — Jagannath Swami, Eera Reddy Swami and Pranav Swami — at Sri Ganeshwar Avadhoot Maharaj Math in Chowli village in Bidar taluk on Monday.In a release, Chief Minister said: “It is most unfortunate that three devotees have resorted to self-immolation. I am a really grieved at the tragic death of three devotees of the seer. May their souls rest in peace. I urge the devotees of Sri Chowli Math to maintain peace and order at this crucial hour,” he said.

The demise of the senior seer, the disappearance of another seer and the present tragedy of self-immolation of the three devotees are intriguing. The government will take steps to investigate the matter and find out the truth, the Chief Minister said in his condolence message.