I killed in Ayodhya firing
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Ayodhya, July 21: One person was killed while at least two others were critically injured when a firing broke out between two rival groups of 'Mahants' at the premises of famous Hanumangarhi temple here, close to disputed Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri mosque site.
The two groups, being led by Mahant Bhavnath Das and Mahant Harishankar Das, both belonging to different sect of Hanumangarhi temple, were for long involved in dispute over properties and wealth being collected by temple from devotees, according to sources.
The firing happened this afternoon in the temple premises which falls in the red security zone of Ayodhya.
Faizabad Superintendent of Police, Rakesh Saksena, told PTI that the police is investigating the matter.
Faizabad SSP, KB Singh, told that written complaints have been received from both the sides and the police is in the process of filing an FIR.
However, local police is not ready to reveal any facts regarding the firing.
Mahant Bhavnath Das is considered as a powerful priest of Ayodhya due to his proximity with a political party. While the other group, led by Mahant Harishankar Das, enjoys a good following among saints of Hanumagarhi.
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