Temple priest murdered in Ayodhya
An elderly Mahant of the famous Braham Baba temple in holy town of Ayodhya was found dead in premises of the temple today.
The 62-year-old priest was found in blood at his accommodation in the temple today early morning and police is suspecting it to be a murder done possibly by someone to acquire the powers of temple.
The murder seems to be done in order to take over the powers of the temple by any of his disciples or other Sadhus, police is investigating the matter, Faizabad SP City R S Gautam told PTI.
We are trying to study all possible angles of the case and will soon nab the culprits, he said.
This was not the first incident of rivalry between groups of Sadhus in Ayodhya.
Fighting over the disputes of properties of temples and wealth collected by temples as offering from devotees had many times resulted in bloody clashes between the Sadhus.
In the last two years, not less than a dozen such incidents have taken place in which about six Mahants and Sadhus were brutally killed, S K Jain, a former Intelligence said.
Source:: Indian Express