Miscreants flee with idol, kill two temple priests

Samastipur: Two priests were shot dead by miscreants at Bansritola Ramjanki temple in Bihar's Samastipur town before they fled with the valuable ashtadhatu idol, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday night when the priests tried to resist the miscreants' bid to loot the temple, Superintendent of Police Barun Kumar Sinha said.

While one priest died on the spot the other succumbed to his injuries at a government hospital later, he said.

The miscreants have been identified and search is on for them, the SP said.