UP pilgrim jumps into Havan Kund in Brijeshwari Devi Temple

Sustains 40 per cent burn injuries

UP pilgrim jumps into Havan Kund in Brijeshwari Devi Temple

A view of Brijeshwari Devi Temple. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Dharamsala, October 13

A pilgrim from UP, Manphool, jumped into Havan Kund in Brajeshwari Devi temple in Kangra town on Wednesday evening. He sustained 40 per cent burn injuries and was admitted in Tanda Medical College where his condition is stated to be stable.

The sources available here said the pilgrim suddenly jumped into Havan Kund where yajna was being performed on the occasion of Durga Ashtami festival today yelling ‘Jai Ma Jawala’.

The pilgrims and other people present at the spot immediately pulled him out of Havan Kund and administration shifted him to Tanda Medical College.

Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, Nipun Jindal said as per the information available from the people present at the spot, the pilgrim himself jumped into Havan Kund but was saved by the people present at the spot.

A case has been registered against him. He has sustained 40 per cent injuries and his condition was stable, he said.

There was a huge rush of pilgrims at Brijeshwari Devi Temple today and conditions laid down for controlling Covid-19 pandemic were thrown to the wind by pilgrims.

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