Yesterday, I read news coverage about mob killing a priest. Read it, it’s very small.
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Villagers beat up priest to death for his ‘sex romp’
(Indian Express, Nov 16, 2011)
The police have found the body of a priest hours after he was allegedly beaten up on Monday night by villagers who caught him in a compromising position with three women at a Hanuman temple located near Gondal on National Highway 8B in Rajkot district.
The police said they recovered the body of Ramdas Bapu lying naked near the Khilori Hanuman Temple. The three unidentified women who were allegedly with him fled when the mob came to beat him up. The police said they were looking for the women to verify details.
No complaint has been registered against anyone since the post mortem report was awaited, the police said. “He was found dead hours after being beaten up by villagers. However, no major injury marks were found on body,” they added.
According to the police, the incident took place when Ramdas, who had been a resident priest at the same temple for 10 years, was reportedly caught red-handed by a villager, Shambhu Patel from Gundala, who had dropped in at the temple in the evening when he first saw Ramdas with three women.
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Sadhu (Priest) should do not indulge himself into such activities. Do the villagers have right to kill someone. What do you think?
Now, read a small article on the same topic, printed in newspaper next day.
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Gondal councillor arrested for priest's murder
(The Times of India, Nov 17, 2011)
Chairman of the committee for electricity in Gondal nagarpalika Jagdish Gondaliya was arrested by the local police on Wednesday for murdering a priest in order to grab the temple's land.
The accused had floated the story that sadhu Ramdash of Khimori Hanumanji temple was lynched on Monday by a mob near Gondal for his lecherous behaviour. The sadhu's naked body was found near the temple on the outskirts of Gondal town.
Five others have been booked with Gondaliya.
"We have booked Jagdish, Shambhu Kotadiya, Jitu Raiyani, Raju Satodiya, Jagdish Gondaliya, Chuni Ranpariya and Pravin Dobariya under various sections of Indian Penal Code, including 302, 143, 147, 148 and 149 among others,'' inspector, Gondal town police station, V J Gadhvi said.
"Sadhu Ramdash, who had been living in this temple from the last eight years, used to write daily dairy (Rojnishi) which has given insights into this case. Ramdash, in fact, has mentioned in his dairy that Sambhu Kotadiya and his accomplices threatened him to grab the temple land.
The police also found an application written by the deceased to the superintendent of police,'' inspector Gadhvi added. Kotadiya's land is located close to the temple.
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Land sounds to be a key reason for death of priest, logically.
Do you still have same stand for Priest?
Many times, we put full stop in to search the truth instead of comma.
If the investigation has not been carried out, what would have been our perception?