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Head priest killed after dispute

The head priest of a temple is killed and his assistant injured by a slum-dweller, who wanted to build a temporary structure near the temple compound in Surat.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Surat
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2008 02:31 PM IST

The head priest of a temple was killed and his assistant injured by a slum-dweller, who wanted to build a temporary structure near the temple compound in the city on Friday.

The head priest of the temple Avadesh Maharaj along with his two assistants tried to stop the slum-dweller from building the structure following which he attacked them with a knife and stabbed the priest thrice, police said.

While Maharaj died on way to hospital, the assistant is still undergoing treatment, police added.

A case has been registered against the slum-dweller who is absconding, police said.

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