Mirzapur, Dec 14 (UNI) Three people were hacked to death by unidentified miscreants at an ashram in Vindhyachal area here late last night, police today said.
The deceased included an ascetic Mauni Baba and his disciple Baburam, police said.
The reason behind the murder was yet to be ascertained.
However, it was learnt that some influential people were forcing Baba to leave the ashram, which resulted in the crime that came to light this morning, when other disciples reached the ashram.
The third person killed was identifed as Ashok Yadav, a milkman.
Getting the information, Police Superintendent P D Paulson and other senior officials rushed to the spot.
Investigations were on.