Gangavathi, Dec 8: Kottur Swamiji of Virakta Kalmutt in Gangavathi town, Koppal district, has been reportedly caught in a sex scandal.
Tension prevailed for sometime at Virakta Kalmutt in Gangavathi on Thursday after a video purportedly showing Kottur Swami with a woman in a hotel room was streamed by news channels.
Kottur Swami switched off his mobile phone and went to an undisclosed location after the news spread in the town.
Hundreds of devotees rushed to the Kalmutt, expressed anger and sought the seer not to return to the mutt.
There was commotion for a while as one group termed the video as a conspiracy against the seer, while another group accused him of tarnishing the temple's tradition and image.
Community elders intervened, pacified both the factions and controlled the situation.
Meanwhile, the seer's car driver Mallayya Swamy has lodged a complaint with the local police claiming that he has threat to his life from the seer.
Mallayya Swamy is believed to have videographed the episode and leaked it to media. It is not known when the video was shot, but it was shot at room number 303 at a hotel near SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Suttur, on the outskirts of Dharwad.
In the video, a woman gets up and covers her upper body with a towel after two men enter inside. It also shows a man, believed to be Kottur Swami, sitting on the bed.
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