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Two detained for priest killing in Kokrajhar

Sensation prevails in Kokrajhar following unidentified miscreants killed  a temple priest on Sunday. Hours after the incident police detained two persons in this connection.

According to eye witness,a group of two-four unknown miscreants wearing black clothes entered the temple near Kokrajhar railway station and brutally muredered the priest in the wee hours.

According his sons, apart from performing pujas at the temple, their father dealt in lottery at daily bazar in Kokrajhar town. Thr miscreants stormed into the temple as soon as he completed the puja.

‘Main involved culprits would be nabbed in immediate’, said Rajen Singh,Kokrajhar SP. Additional DGP Mukesh Agarwal visited the temple in Kokrajhar town in thevevening, was accompanied with Anurag Agarwal,BTAD(IGP) to take stock about murder case. He said that priest was killed for money by miscreants late wee hours.

Many leaders and police officials,apart from BTAD chief Hagrama Mohilary,Assam forest minister and local MLA of Kokrajhar east LAC Pramila Rani Brahma visited at the temple.

 Agarwal arrived in Kokrajhar by 5 pm in the evening to visit thr temple following the Chief Minister’ directives to take stock of the incident.

 He said that Nikhil Debnath used to go West Bengal every Sunday for depositing lottery’s money as sold lotteries in his locallity. .

 Agarwal also said the miscreants looted nearly ₹ 2.5 lakh from the priest besides took away a mobile and snatched away of gold chain from his wife. He has expressed his hopeful that culprits would be booked immediately.

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary visited the temple and condemned the killing and termed that professional killer was involved with murder case. Assam forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma also visited at the temple where the incident took place.

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