Bihar: Chief priest of Kankali temple shot dead by goons

Darbhanga:  In an extremely shocking incident, a chief priest of the historic Kankali temple in Darbhanga district of Bihar was shot dead by armed goons early Thursday morning inside the temple premises. The incident took place in Ramnagar Mohalla under the University police station.  Following the shooting at temple, the angry devotees and local residents reportedly killed one of the attackers at the spot. The irate mob also damaged the car of the accused.

According to the police, one of the persons accused in the case was beaten to death by the locals. Two others were arrested and are currently undergoing treatment in Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital . They are said to be in a critical condition. Later, the same goons attacked the priest as he slept at his Rambagh residence. One devotee was also injured in the shooting. He is reported to be out of danger. 

"It is said that priest's son had at loggerhead with the accused over mobile phone. Of the 4, three accused were thrashed by the mob and one of them has died. The fourth accused is absconding and we will arrest him soon. We are also scanning the CCTV footage of the area. The accused seems to be local resident. The father of the deceased attacker is a clerk in the university. The accused were not professional criminals and don't have criminal antecedents," said Baburam, Darbhanga SSP. The deceased attacker has been identified as Pulkit Singh, son of s clerk at Lalit Narayan Mithila University in  Darbhanga. Two of the attackers are undergoing treatment at Darbhanga Medical College.

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