Muzaffarnagar: A priest was allegedly killed by unidentified persons when he tried to prevent them from stealing cash and goods at a temple in Prabudhnagar district near here, police said on Thursday.

Shiv Kumar was murdered by the assailants who stole cash and goods from a Shiv temple in Kanjaheri village on Wednesday, they said.

Kumar's body has been sent for postmortem, they said, adding, a case was registered in this connection.