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Police arrests man for 'killing' temple priest a year ago

The alleged killer was identified as Deepak, a resident of village Visnapur under Ekauna police station of Shravasti district in the state.


PTI Last Updated at 31 Jul 2018, 21:07 IST India

A man on the run after murdering a temple priest last year has been arrested, the police said today.

The alleged killer was identified as Deepak, a resident of village Visnapur under Ekauna police station of Shravasti district in the state.

Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna said Deepak was arrested form Naya Ghaziabad railway station, minutes before he was to take a train to his native place.

The police have been looking for him since April last year after the murder of a temple priest Sitaram Giri, said the SSP, adding that Deepak confessed to his crime during interrogation.

Deepak admitted that he along with one of his associates killed the priest of the temple located near Nasir Pur railway station to rob him of his cash, said the SSP adding that former SSP had also declared a reward of Rs 25,000 for his arrest.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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