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Temple priest, key accused in Badaun rape-murder case, arrested

Kumar Prashant said that Satyanand, the local temple priest and the main accused, was hiding in the house of one of his followers in a village from where he was picked up and arrested.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 8 Jan 2021 4:34 AM GMT

Temple priest, key accused in Badaun rape-murder case, arrested
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Badaun: The Uttar Pradesh Poice have arrested Satyanand - the main accused in the Badaun gang-rape and murder case, almost four days after a 50-year-old woman was allegedly raped and abandoned outside her home at a village in Badaun district. The arrest was made on Thursday night.

Confirming the news, Badaun District Magistrate, Kumar Prashant said that Satyanand, the local temple priest and the main accused, was hiding in the house of one of his followers in a village from where he was picked up and arrested.

Badaun rape-murder case

Two of his aides were been arrested earlier. It may be recalled that the victim, a 50-year-old woman, had gone to the temple on Sunday evening.

Later, on Sunday night, she was dropped outside her home in a critically injured condition by two men. The woman later succumbed to the injuries.

According to sources, the victim was a regular visitor to the temple. Satyanand had come to the village around five years ago and remained mostly aloof. He lived in of the rooms in the temple complex.

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People who frequented the temple said Satyanand conducted rituals for them and also offered concoctions for aches and pains. Badaun SSP Sankalp Sharma said, "The two men arrested have said that they found the woman in an injured state and wanted to help her."

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