Chief priest of Hindu community slaughtered in Panchagarh

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Panchagarh, Feb 21: A chief priest of Sri Sri Shantu Santo Gaurio Monastery of Hindu community was killed by slitting throat and shot another devotee on Sunday morning under Deviganj upazila in Panchagarh district.

The deceased was identified as Maharaj Jogeshwar Roy, 50, chief priest of the temple while the injured was identified as Gopal Chandra, 35.

Deviganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Shafiqul Islam confirmed the attack saying the attack took place at about 7:00am when the victims were preparing for the morning worship.

Injured Gopal underwent treatment at of Panchagarh Sadar Hospital, Shafiqul added.

No arrest was reported in this connection.