Rajasthan temple priest set on fire over land dispute, 2 held

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2020 2:26:29 pm

Rajasthan temple priest set on fire, Rajasthan temple priest burnt alive, Rajasthan temple priest murder, Karauli priest set on fireThe priest, who was referred to the SMS hospital in Jaipur in a critical condition, succumbed to injuries on Thursday night.

A temple priest died after he was set on fire by five persons over a land dispute in Rajasthan’s Karauli district, police said on Friday. Two persons have been arrested so far.

According to the police, the five accused allegedly poured petrol on Babu Lal Vaishnav and set him on fire in Bukna village on Wednesday.

The priest, who was referred to the SMS hospital in Jaipur in a critical condition, succumbed to injuries on Thursday night.

“Two accused have been rounded up and are being interrogated,” SP Karauli, Mridul Kachhawa, told news agency PTI.

The deceased’s family has sought action against the SHO, a probe by a deputy rank official, compensation and government job to a family member.

Speaking to reporters, state BJP president Satish Poonia said: “This case of a temple priest burnt alive proves that the law and order system in the state has collapsed and the criminals have no fear of the law. Rajasthan Police’s punchline seems to have now changed to ‘Apradhi Mast, Janta Trast’ under Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

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