Young man gets murdered in Odisha temple, accused priest arrested
Young man gets murdered in Odisha temple, accused priest arrested

Bhubaneswar: A shocking case has come to light amid the coronavirus epidemic in Odisha. The priest of a temple at Narsinghpur in Cuttack district killed a young man and offered it to the goddess because it would end the corona crisis. The body of a person was recovered from inside the Brahmin Devi temple complex in Bandhuda village under Narsinghpur on Wednesday night.

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The local police have recovered the weapon involved in the murder. Police has sent the dead body for postmortem. The priest has also confessed his crime. Police has started the investigation of the case by taking the accused into custody. The name of the accused is Sansari Ojha and the age is 72 years. SP Cuttack Radha Vinod has said on this matter that this incident has happened due to old rivalry. We have delivered the body for postmortem. The inspection of the matter is going on.

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The deceased has been identified as Saroj Kumar Pradhan. According to the accused, he had an argument with the deceased about the sacrifice in the temple. When the situation deteriorated, the accused killed Saroj Kumar on the spot. The accused said in interrogation that he had received orders from God in the dream that if the human sacrifice is given, the coronavirus crisis will end. Police officials claim that the old rivalry has been going on between accused and the deceased head for a long time.

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