SITAPUR || A retired lecturer at an inter college was found dead near a temple premises in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district late on Friday night, police said on Saturday. Identified as Kamlesh Chandra Mishra, a retired lecturer at the Krishak Inter College in Sitapur, was found hacked to death and his body dumped outside a temple located near a crematorium in Maholi.
Mishra was also shot. His body has been sent for autopsy. Son of the deceased, Rishabh Mishra, in his complaint to the police has said that his father had left for the temple at around 7:30 pm last night. He would often return by 10 pm but when he did not on Friday, the family got worried and began to look for him.
His body was discovered late night. By the time the b body was found, the temple was bolted and closed for the day. A case against unidentified assailants has been filed and the police has begun a probe. Senior police officials, including the Superintendent of Police, Rajiv Dixit rushed to the crime scene and looked for any evidence left behind by the killers.
"Prima facie the lecturer seems so have been killed by a sharp-edged weapon. We are trying to piece together whatever evidences and leads we have and hope to crack the case soon" a district police official privy to the investigation told The News Agency over the phone.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh, while reacting to the crime, said he has been saying for long that Brahmins were not safe in the state under the watch of the Yogi Adityanath government. This incident, he added, had only proved his allegations.