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Temple priest kills four, commits suicide

A temple priest, who was apparently mentally disturbed, allegedly killed four persons and later committed suicide near Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Updated: Jan 22, 2012, 16:47 PM IST

Ahmedabad: A temple priest, who was
apparently mentally disturbed, allegedly killed four persons
and later committed suicide at a village in Sanand taluka near
here on Sunday, police said.

Dharamnathji, a priest at Neelkanth temple in Eaava
village, battered three other priests of the temple and a
`darbari` with an iron rod in a fit of rage after the
customary prasad distribution ceremony this morning, and later
hanged himself, they said.

One of the dead priests was identified as Yogi
Poonamnathji, while names of the other two were not known yet.
The darbari was identified as Prithviraj Vaghela.

Head priest Somnathji and two others -- Mahavir Jadeja
and Rajdeep Vaghela -- also suffered injuries in the assault,
police said, adding further probe is on.

PTI