Two priests found murdered, tongues cut out: UP Police
Two priests were found brutally murdered and a third critically injured in a temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district on Wednesday morning, police said.
All the three ‘sadhus’ were found tied to their bedsteads at the Bhayanak Nath temple in Kudarkot village in Auraiya’s Bidhuna areawith injuries apparently inflicted by sharp-edged objects. Their tongues were also cut and flung nearby.
The deceased were identified as head priest Lajja Ram, 70 and Halke Ram, 60. The third, Ram Sharan, has been rushed to hospital where his condition is critical.
The murders angered the local residents who came out in protest and blocked the main road, demanding immediate arrest of the perpetrators.
According to reports, the protesters also threw stones at the policemen trying to disperse them.
Auraiya district magistrate SP Mishra and superintendent of police Nageshwar Singh were on the spot.
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