A 31-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly murdering an elderly saint with a sharp weapon on Tuesday night in Sangaria of Rajasthan's Hanumangarh district, police said.
The body of saint Chetan Das (65) was found lying in a pool of blood in his hut in Bhakhadwali village of the district.
Sangaria police station SHO Hanumana Ram said that a case was registered in this regard on Wednesday.
On the basis of the complaint lodged by the saint's relatives, a case of murder was registered against unknown persons and a search was launched, Ram said, adding Das was cremated after the postmortem on Wednesday.
The accused, Jasveer Singh, had killed the saint by attacking him with a sword, he added.
The SHO said that whether the accused had committed the murder for robbery or for any other reason, it could not be ascertained.
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