Malda: A body of a priest, bearing multiple wounds, was on Friday found inside a temple in the outskirts of Malda town, the police said.

An axe was found beside the body, which was lying in a pool of blood, the police said.

The priest, 55-year-old Prasanna Das, used to stay in the temple premises at Railway Colony under Englishbazar police station limits.

The matter was being investigated.