The body of a priest was found in a temple in Lucknow with injuries on his head on Wednesday, police said.
The incident took place in Shivpuri village located on the outskirts of Lucknow.
According to the police, the body of a priest named Fakir Das was found in his hut built in the temple premises and he was around 80 years old.
Hirdesh Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Lucknow Rural said that the blood-soaked body of the man was found lying in his hut inside the temple premises in the village located on the outskirts of Lucknow.
It is being told that the miscreants injured the priest by beating him with bricks and left him covered with blood. He lived alone in the temple for the last few years and took care of the temple here.
“He suffered injuries on the back of his head. Sant Fakir Das hails from Sultanpur,” SP told reporters.
“The body of priest named Fakir Das was found inside a math in Shivpuri village on Wednesday. He was around 80-82 years old. There are no signs of theft and his belongings as well as cash kept in the donation box of the temple have not been stolen,” SP said.
The dead body of the priest has been sent for postmortem.
Further investigation is underway, SP further added.
(With ANI Inputs)