A Church priest dies after being set ablaze in Rajasthan

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Rajasthan (October 09) A priest succumbed to injuries after being set ablaze allegedly by five people who wanted to encroach on temple land in Rajasthan’s Karauli district, police said on Friday.

The five accused allegedly poured petrol on Babu Lal Vaishnav and set him on fire in Bukna village on Wednesday.

He was referred to the SMS hospital in Jaipur in a critical condition. Vaishnav succumbed to injuries on Thursday night.

Two accused have been rounded up and are being interrogated, SP, Karauli, Mridul Kachhawa, said. Police said the accused wanted to encroach upon the land of the temple.

A case of attempt to murder was registered yesterday and now it will be converted into a murder case after the death of the priest, the SP said.

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