Uttar Pradesh: Two Sadhus Killed in Bulandshahr

Mutilated bodies of two sadhus, identified as Sadhu Jagandas (55-year-old) and Sevadas (35-year-old), were recovered from a temple in UP’s Bulandshahr.

Bulandshahr: The Mutilated bodies of two sadhus were found at the Pagon village’s temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on the late night of Monday. The police probe has begun.

The local people spotted the dead bodies of the sadhus when they visited the temple and informed it to the police who is going through the probe of the case.

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SSP Santosh Kumar said, “The incident took place in Pagona village which falls under the jurisdiction of Anoopshehar police station. The two priests Jagdish and Sher Singh, who used to live in the temple had accused one of the locals, Murari alias Raju, who is from the scheduled caste (Dalit), of stealing the ‘chimta’ (tong) and had scolded him for the same a few days ago. Then on the intervening night of 27 and 28 April, Raju got high on ‘bhang’ and he took a stick and killed the two priests.”

“These days media often misrepresents news by giving it a false communal colour. The reason I had to mention the caste of the accused is to highlight that the accused and victims belong to the same community (Hindus),” he said to The Quint.

Ravindra Kumar, District Magistrate Bulandshehar said that the accused has been arrested.

“The accused has claimed it was the will of God. He has denied using any sword and claimed that he killed the priests using a stick that was lying at the temple,” Kumar said.

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