Maha minister linked to woman's death surfaces visits temple

    Mumbai, Feb 23 (PTI) Maharashtra Forest Minister
Sanjay Rathod, who was not seen in public after his name was
linked by the opposition to the death of a woman in Pune,
visited a temple in Washim district on Tuesday.
    Rathod travelled by road from his residence in
Yavatmal to the Pohradevi Temple in neighbouring Washim, where
he sought blessings and took part in rituals.
    The temple is revered by the Banjara community, to
which Rathod belongs.
    The minister's supporters thronged the venue during
his visit.
    Shiv Sena leader Rathod is also the guardian minister
of Yavatmal.
    Some social media posts and the opposition BJP in the
state had alleged that Rathod was connected to the death of
the 23-year-old woman.
    The woman died after falling from a building in
Hadapsar area of Pune on February 8. PTI ENM

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