Bareilly: A priest, aged about 30 years, was found hanging in a temple complex in the Baradari area here, the police said. Also Read - This Wedding in UP's Shahjahanpur Was Conducted in Just 17 Minutes, Groom Asks For Unique Dowry

According to the police, the body was found on Thursday. The priest, Ram Dikshit a.k.a. Manish Dikshit, had committed suicide, but no suicide note was found in the temple, said a police officer. The priest was living in the temple complex for almost a decade. Also Read - UP Police Constable Kills Wife, Critically Injures Kids; Jumps Before Train Later

His parents had gone to their native village in Hardoi a few days ago. Also Read - Lockdown in Uttar Pradesh Likely to be Extended Till May 24: Reports

Station house officer (SHO) of the Baradari police station, Hitanshu Sharma, said, “Preliminary investigations indicate the he committed suicide. He was an introvert and did not share his feelings with anyone.

“We have sent the body for post-mortem and the probe is underway to know why the deceased took the extreme step,” police said.