KURNOOL: A priest on Saturday alleged that the Marlabandaiah Anjaneya Swamy temple near Sajjala Guddam village in Kosigi mandal had been vandalised and an idol desecrated. Hours later, he denied that such a thing had happened, albeit a bit too late as by then opposition activists had staged protests claiming that the government was not safeguarding temples.
The priest Sriramulu in a video released in the morning alleged that when he opened the temple doors at 9 am to perform Abhisekham, he noticed that the leg of the idol of Sita Rama on the temple arch had been broken, He said the grill of the temple had been cut open and the temple car was smashed and an attempt had been made to break the lock of the shed.
“The incident happened on Friday and I don’t know who has done this,” the priest said.
The video caused tension in the backdrop of a series of incidents of temple vandalism. However, Sriramulu released another video in the afternoon claiming that the idol had…