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Man arrested for murder of priest in Delhi’s Sonia Vihar area

The police said that they received a PCR call at 5.40 am on Wednesday that a priest had been beaten up in Northeast Delhi's Sonia Vihar area. After reaching the spot, the police found that the injured man, Soni Ram, had been shifted to the JPC Hospital.

The police said that they received a PCR call at 5.40 am on Wednesday that a priest had been beaten up in Northeast Delhi's Sonia Vihar area. After reaching the spot, the police found that the injured man, Soni Ram, had been shifted to the JPC Hospital. (File)

A man was arrested Wednesday for beating a 62-year-old priest to death in Delhi’s Northeast district, said the police Thursday. Officials said that the accused Sonu Bhatt, who knew the deceased, was thrashed by people after he attacked Soni Ram.

Police sources said, “Bhatt used to get help from the priest regarding food and money. When the priest refused help, he beat him up with a stick, causing his death. Specific details will be confirmed once the accused’s health is sufficient for him to be interrogated.”

The police said that they received a PCR call at 5.40 am on Wednesday that a priest had been beaten up in Northeast Delhi’s Sonia Vihar area. After reaching the spot, the police found that Soni Ram had been shifted to the JPC Hospital.

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First published on: 07-07-2022 at 10:21 IST
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