Standoff at ashram in northern India leaves 6 dead

November 19, 2014 2:55 PM

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Standoff at ashram in northern India leaves 6 dead

Nov. 18, 2014: Supporters of controversial Indian guru Sant Rampal displaying his photographs, chant slogans praising him as they gather to show support at a protest venue near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India. In the neighboring Haryana states Hisar district, several supporters were injured on Tuesday after police searching for Rampal stormed an ashram where he was believed to be holed up. (AP)

NEW DELHI – At least six people have died during a standoff between police and a religious leader who is believed to be holed up inside his sprawling ashram in northern India along with thousands of devotees, some of whom are armed, police said Wednesday.

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