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T'gana priest dies after being beaten up over temple loudspeaker

Warangal: A 68-year-old priest of Sai Baba temple here died, days after he was attacked by a Muslim neighbour following a quarrel over the use of loudspeaker at the shrine, police said Friday.

The priest's death has triggered protests by BJP and VHP

The priest's death has triggered protests by BJP and VHP.

Satyanarayana Sharma who was attacked on October 26, succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Hyderabad Thursday, police said.

Bharatiya Janta Party and Vishwa Hindu Parishad demanded stringent action against those responsible for the priest's death.

Sharma was allegedly assaulted by Sadiq Hussain, a 32-year-old unemployed man, after he "refused" to turn off or reduce the volume of the loud speakers at the temple, they said, adding the accused was arrested on the same day and later remanded.
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