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Alcohol traces found in priest's body

January 23, 2005 15:42 IST

Traces of alcohol have been found in the body of slain manager of Vaishnava Uttaradi Mutt, Srinivasa Achar, policesaid on Sunday.

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Three days after the murder of the official insidethe muttpremises, police also gave a detailed description of how he was killed.

The killer had first strangled the 40-year-old official, hacked his forehead with a sharp object and then thrust a knife onhis neck.

Further enquiries revealed that the land owned by the mutt was in the name of Srinivasa Achar.

Police saidthey were finding it difficult to question the Hindi-speaking Ramayanji, who had come to relieve the mutt manager of his official duties enabling him to attend his mother's last rites in Bihar.

Ramayanji had stayed with Srinivasa Achar on the night of the murder.

Meanwhile, the body ofthe priestlay at the mortuary of the Chengalpattu medical college after postmortem awaiting relatives, police said.

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many of the pundits/priests/purohits in india today are hard core white/blue collar criminals. and the majority of the swamijis/gurujis in today are the worst criminals ...

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