MATHURA: A priest of a temple in a village here was murdered by unknown assailants, police said today.
The incident happened last night in Burja village, under the jurisdiction of Mant police station, Deputy Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kumar Yadav said.
"It appears that Ramdas (60) was engaged in cooking when his throat was slit," DSP Yadav said.
Ramdas, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, was a priest of a temple in the village, he said.
He was involved in a dispute over a plot of land with another villager and the case is pending in a court, Yadav said, adding that the body was sent for postmortem.