Two priests booked for murder of 3 youths in UP

Two priests have been booked for allegedly killing three youths, whose bodies were found in a 'yagya shala' near Bankey Bihari temple here, police said on Saturday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 10, 2015, 15:05 PM IST

Mathura: Two priests have been booked for allegedly killing three youths, whose bodies were found in a 'yagya shala' near Bankey Bihari temple here, police said on Saturday.

The accused identified as Anand Kishore Goswami and Jugal Kishore Goswami have been booked for killing Aakash, Kalyan and Manoj, aged between 20-25, who were found dead yesterday, SHO, Vrindavan police station Akhilesh Tripathi said.

A 'yagya shala' is a place where havans are performed.

Aakash and Manoj were Dalits, the SHO said adding that a case under section 302 (murder) of the IPC and relevant sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 has been registered against the accused.

Efforts are on to nab the accused, who have fled with their families, he said.