Pune: A care-taker of a temple allegedly stabbed a sage with trishul in an Alandi-based temple on Saturday early morning after the sage cursed him for disturbing him during meditation.
A case of murder has been registered with Vishrantwadi police station in this regard. The deceased has been identified as Machindra Ramnath (56), who hailed from Latur. The police have arrested the accused Rakesh Roy (23), a Jharkhand youth who was serving the temple as caretaker.
Inspector (Crime) P B Gofne said, "The incident took place on Saturday at Vaitageshwar Shiv Ganesh temple around 7 am. Sage Ramnath was staying at the temple from past two months and we identified him from the Yatri identity card."
He added, "On Saturday around 7 am, Roy started cutting marble tile while the sage was meditating at the same premises. He could not meditate due to the noise and got angry. He started abusing the caretaker. Both had heated arguments and in the spark of anger the caretaker picked up the trishul of lord shiva and stabbed him on his chest and stomach. He died on the spot."