62-year-old Hindu priest beaten to death in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 08 (KMS): A 62-year-old Hindu priest was beaten to death by a man in Indian state capital New Delhi.

The priest, identified as Soni Ram, was assaulted by local people in northeast Delhi’s Sonia Vihar area and succumbed to his injuries in GTB Hospital, New Delhi.

The accused, Sonu Butt, was assaulted by the public and taken to Trauma Centre, Civil Lines, the police officer said.

A case under Section 302 (murder) has been registered against Sonu Butt, who is still hospitalised, the officer said.

After preliminary investigation, it has surfaced that Sonu Butt is not in a “healthy state of mind” and was known to the deceased, the officer said.

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