A resident of Navi Mumbai was discovered residing in a cave inside a forest in Madhya Pradesh with a replica of the Mahabharata and a few garments. He has been residing within the cave because the lockdown.
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The police in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh have discovered a person residing in a cave ever because the lockdown started within the nation on March 24. It has been virtually a month of the lockdown that may proceed until Could 3.
The person, a software program engineer and a resident of Mumbai, had launched into Narmada Parikrama, a well-liked pilgrimage within the space when he obtained stranded within the forests. Authorities have now handed him over to his family members.
Virendra Singh Dogra was discovered residing in a cave on Sunday night within the forests of Udaipura in Raisen district. He had a couple of garments and a replica of the Mahabharata in his possession.
Superintendent of Police, Raisen, Monica Shukla advised India Right this moment that Virendra Singh had launched into Narmada Parikrama however deserted the journey halfway. The parikrama entails circumambulating the Narmada River on foot from its supply in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh to the river mouth in Gujarat.
Sources mentioned when the lockdown started on March 22 within the state, Virendra Singh stopped at Kuandevri village on the home of his relative Shashibhushan.
On Sunday night, cattle-grazers noticed Virendra within the cave and reported the matter to forest division and police.
Virendra advised the police that he’s a resident of Navi Mumbai and confirmed them the cellphone variety of his sister in Hyderabad, who then corroborated the story to the police.
Virendra was despatched to his family members’ home in Kuandevri village.