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
Satyanarayana Sharma who was attacked on October 26,
succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Hyderabad Thursday,
Bharatiya Janta Party and Vishwa Hindu Parishad
demanded stringent action against those responsible for the
Sharma was allegedly assaulted by Sadiq Hussain,
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
Hussain had asked the priest to lower the volume saying
it was causing disturbance to his mother, police said.
Sharma was initially admitted to a Government Hospital
here but later shifted to Hyderabad as his condition
worsened, a police official said.
A case under Sections 452 (trespass after preparation for
hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) and 302 (murder) was
registered against the accused, the official said.
Describing the incident as an "attack on Hinduism," Swamy
Paripoornananda, who recently joined BJP, demanded an inquiry
by CBI into the incident.
BJP senior leader N Indrasena Reddy alleged the state
government failed in providing necessary medical care to the
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