A Hindu priest was allegedly killed by extortionists in a hill district of Bangladesh in continued violence against the minority communities in the country, police said.
The incident occurred on Sunday night even before any breakthrough had been achieved in the killing of monk Gyanojyoti Mohasthobir less than a fortnight ago.
Modal Gopal (45), a priest of Radha Madan Ashram in Manikchhari Upazila under Khagrachari hill district, was allegedly stabbed to death by a gang of criminals at the temple, police sources were quoted as saying by The Daily Star on Tuesday.
The criminals looted Taka 50,000 (around Rs 45,000) in cash and a gold statue from the temple, vernacular daily 'Prothom Alo' added.
The Daily Star quoting the temple authorities said murder of the priest was a sequel to a dispute over tolls demanded by some criminals. Police have arrested one person in connection with the incident.