Jalandhar : A priest working in Baba Balaknath Temple was found murdered in wee hours at Kartapur in Jalandhar. Priest was identified as 50 year old Balbir Kumar. Incident created the shock in city after the police visited the spot where the priest was found dead. Armed assailants attacked the priest who was found profusely bleeding at 3.30 am as a ‘sevadar’ went to the temple. People called at 108 when they saw wounded priest lying on ground and shouting for the help.
The temple is situated in Kathika Mohalla of Kartarpur’s Sadarpur and no one had see the culprits who did this. Police is unable to identify the assailants, but suspected that regular Jammu based temple devotee may be behind the attack. Police has registered the FIR under Section 302 of IPC against unknown person.
Kartarpur DSP Ranjit Singh said, “The priest was found injured in the wee hours of Monday. Since the assailants have fled, their identities or whereabouts weren’t known. But the police are looking for them.”