JAIPUR: A priest allegedly attempted suicide on Friday, two days after being beaten up by a woman in a temple in Rajasthan's Alwar district.
The woman hit the priest Jagdish in his temple in the presence of three-four men with a slipper and a video of the incident went viral on Thursday, prompting the priest to consume poison, police said.
He was taken to a hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.
The priest's son registered a case at the Sadar police station against the women and others while the woman also filed a case against the priest for molesting her in the temple, the police said.
The matter is being investigated, they added.
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