Bulandshahr: Two sadhus were murdered inside a temple in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh on Monday night, allegedly by a man who had sacked them and recently accused of theft.
Police said the monks, 55 and 35, were killed by a man named Raju. He is arrested and charged with murder.
Last night, after allegedly consuming hemp (cannabis), Raju went to the temple and killed the sadhus. He was found about 2 km from the temple, still on drugs, and in bare clothes.
A senior government official, Ravindra Kumar, said, “The accused claimed that it was God’s will.”
Mr. Kumar told reporters, “Raju said he was cannabis and then came to the temple and killed the priests. We asked him about the reports that he attacked the sadhus with a sword, but the accused claims that he Only used sticks. ”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called for stern action in the case, which comes after the killing of two sadhus in Maharashtra and their driver by a mob that exploded into a political controversy over allegations by a section that it was a communal There was an attack. The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance of Maharashtra said what it called efforts to end tensions amid the coronary virus crisis.
The Uttar Pradesh police have denied anything communal about the Bulandshahr murder. A police officer said that the accused person was still “high” and would be questioned when he was consistent.
“Two Babas lived here in the temple. A man named Murai alias Raju, who belongs to the Scheduled Castes, took a ‘Chimta’ (Chimata), for which he was rebuked and abused by the priests. After the murder, one Senior police officer, Santosh Kumar Singh, said the villagers were looking for him and described him as a cannabis addict.
The incident brought attention to rumors allegedly by a mob in Palghar in Maharashtra that they were involved in kidnapping children for limbs.
Many BJP leaders had alleged that the sadhus were killed by design on 16 April, but the Maharashtra government armed denied any communal angle. Yogi Adityanath spoke to his Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray and later told the media that he had called for stern action in killing the saints.
Leaders of the ruling Shiv Sena of Maharashtra tweeted the UP massacre, warning against giving it a communal turn.
Army MP Sanjay Raut tweeted, “Two saints killed!” The killing of sadhus at a temple in Bulandshahr, UP, but I appeal to everyone that the way they tried to communalize the incident in Palghar, Maharashtra is not communal.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted that the UP killings should not be politicized and the accused should be punished.