Head priest killed after dispute
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.