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12:00 AM, February 20, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 20, 2020

Priest ‘takes own life’

A priest of a Hindu temple allegedly took his own life by hanging himself from the ceiling of his room at Sri Sri Madan Mohan Thakur Jiu Temple in Bhola Sadar upazila on Tuesday night.

Being informed by the temple authorities, police recovered the body of Nirmal Bhattacharya, 50, of Khulna, around 8:30pm and sent it to the hospital for autopsy, Officer in Charge of Sadar Police Station Enayet Hossain said. 

Quoting witnesses, police said Nirmal physically assaulted Anjali poti, 60, a female assistant worshiper, following an altercation over devotee's money on Tuesday afternoon. 

Hearing the incident, local Hindu leaders called a meeting next day to settle the issue.

Meanwhile, after concluding the evening prayer Nirmal entered his room and might have hanged himself fearing public wrath, police said.

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