The Mathura violence toll goes up to 26 on Saturday, when Ram Vriksha Yadav, the leader of the secretive Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena that clashed with the police was confirmed dead by Uttar Pradesh government. He was found burnt inside a gutted hut during the clash.
Yadav was a native of Ghazipur district, when he shifted to Mathura in 2012 with wife and two sons. He became the head of the Bose cult that broke away from the original organization formed by Jai Gurudev. In Ghazipur he would be seen walking around with body guards and totally armed. After gaining permission to hold a protest for two days at the Jawahar bagh premises in Mathura enroute Delhi along with his supporters, he refused to move from the area. His group was a different kind of Satyagrahis who were armed with ammunition much sophisticated than country pistols, according to police sources. He has as many as 8 criminal cases pending against him and his supporters. Initial reports suggest that he may have died from a high velocity bullet.