Six persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of a temple priest near Nasirpur railway crossing in Ghaziabad, police said on Thursday.
On the intervening night of April 28 and 29, Nasik Giri was killed at his quarters inside the temple. The body was found the next morning.
SP City Aakash Tomar said six persons along with the priest’s nephew Papoo, resident of Ballia district, were arrested on Wednesday evening.
Pappu confessed that he had smothered to death his uncle Sitaram alias Mahant Nasik Giri with the help of his accomplices named Deepak, Dinesh, Avdhesh, Tribhuvan and Ashokm, the SP said.
Papoo said that he killed the Mahant to loot the temple money.