Commission led by Justce D.K Trivedi which probed into the death of two children who studied at a school which was run by self-proclaimed godman Asaram in July of 2008 has been gven a clean chit to him and his son Narayan Sai. The clean chit was given to the duo after 12 years. However, the commission, said that the Gurukul management’s negligence resulted in the death of the two children.
The commission in its report also said that there is also a possibility of the children being drowned in the river Sabarmati as the Gurukul is on the banks of the river.
On July 5, 2005 bodies of two boys Dipesh vaghela and Abhishek Vaghela (age 10 and 11 respectively) were found in a decomposed condition on the bank of Sabarmati river. These two children had gone missing from the ashram which housed school’s hostel situated near the riverbank.
There were allegations against Asaram and his son of performing black magic on these children. However, “There is no evidence to suggest that in the ashram, Asaram and his son Narayan Sai performed Tantrik Vidhi (black magic rituals),” the report said.
This case stirred a huge public outblast and that was the reason this commission was appointed by then Chief minister Narendra Modi.
The commission attributed the disappearance of two children to the negligence on the part of gurukul’s management and said such negligence is not at all tolerable.
The commission also gave a clean chit to the police authorities except in one case “the bodies of the boys were found in the riverbed on July 5 late evening but there was no record of the person informing about the incident” , the report said.