Jaipur, Oct 22: A sant allegedly killed another sant using an axe at a temple in Rajasthan's Karauli district apparently to steal jewellery, police said Monday.

The accused, sant Balakdas alias Lalaram, a resident of Morena district in Madhya Pradesh, had come to stay at the Hanuman Temple in Bandapura village of Karauli.

Sant Mauni Baba alias Alok Singh Rajput had been living in the Karauli temple for a few weeks.

According to Masalpur police station SHO Mahendra Singh Chaudhary, Balakdas killed Mauni Baba using an axe to steal jewellery he was wearing on Sunday.

The accused saint was trying to escape with gold rings, locket and cash when villagers and others living in the temple's ashram apprehended him and handed over to the police.

An FIR was lodged by temple priest Sajjan Singh Rajput, following which the accused was detained after registering a case, police said.

The axe used in the crime has been recovered, they said.

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Ashwath Narayan on Friday confirmed that the state government has decided to reopen Degree and Engineerng Colleges in the state from November 17.

He was speaking to media reporters after attending a meeting at the CM’s house office, chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to discuss resumption of colleges in the state.

He added that in the first phase Degree, Engineering and Diploma Colleges will be resumed and attendance for the students will not be mandatory. Furthermore, the students will also have an option to attend classes online and not necessarily attend classes physically.