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Temple Priest In Gonda Shot At, Critically Wounded
GONDA || In another crime targeting priests at temples, a priest Mahant Samrat Das in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh was shot at and injured critically on Sunday morning, police said. He has since been rushed Lucknow for medical care.
He is the priest of the Ram Janaki temple Manoram Udgam Sthal, the custodian of which is Ram Vilas Vedanti, senior BJP leader.
It is said that the priest was shot as some local land mafia's had set their eyes on the temple land. Despite the threat to his life, he had only been assigned home guards.
The assailants made their way into the temple and shot him. Senior police officials have since rushed to the crime scene and a manhunt launched for the assailants.