Mangaluru: Man who used to beat up father asks for forgiveness

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Aug 9: The people of the area knew that Suresh Bhat (38), son of Yogish Bhat, used to torture his father for money since the last eight years. Yogish Bhat distributes holy water and Prasadam at Raghavendra Math at Hosabettu here.

A video clip which showed Suresh Bhat visiting the Math, beating up his father, and dragging his box away, became viral in social websites. People overwhelmingly condemned the son for his heartless behaviour. Many expressed strong opinion that the son needed to be punished for his sin of hitting his old aged father.

The police of Suratkal station, on Wednesday, asked Suresh Bhat, who stays at Udupi, to come to the police station. Once he came there, he was asked to prostrate before his father and seek forgiveness for his wrongdoings. He was also warned that if he continued with torturing his father, he would be subjected to stringent punishment as per law. Suresh Bhat agreed to the conditions posed by the police and promised to look after his father with love and respect. He was sent away thereafter with a curt warning.

Yogish Bhat has been serving at Raghavendra Math since the last several years, and has been loved and respected by devotees.