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The News Minute | November 4, 2014 | 1.39 pm IST A senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader has appeared before the CID team investigating the death of Shyam Prasad Shastry, who allegedly committed suicide over alleged harassment faced in connection with the rape case against the Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami. The leader in-charge of looking after the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat was questioned by the CID on Monday. Shyam Prasad Shastry was the brother of Divakar Shastry, who has been accused of blackmailing the seer of the Ramachandrapura Mutt. However, his wife Premalatha has accused the seer of raping her several times and filing a case of blackmail against her and her husband because they wanted to lodge a complaint against the seer. Read: Woman accusing Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami of rape writes to President for "justice" A resident of Puttur taluk in Dakshina Kannada district, Shyam Prasad Shastry reportedly committed suicide after he faced harassment from an organization of his community, the Havyaka Brahmins. Police have questioned Bhat as Shyam Prasad Shastry’s call records reportedly show that the last call he received was from Bhat. Shastry was closely associated with the RSS. Read: I tread on the path of Rama, not Ravana says seer Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami who faces rape case

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