Priest attack case : Counter complaint lodged

Posted on Nov 16th, 2009 and filed under General.

UDUPI : The attack on the chief priest of Shaneeshwara Temple of Kadabettu here recently, has taken a new twist with the accused employee of the temple, lodging a counter complaint against the chief priest.
In the counter complaint, Krishna Bhat who serves the temple as assistant priest,has alleged that the chief priest Satyanarayana Acharya, after summoning him while he was standing on the steps of the sanctum sanctorum questioned who permitted him to pour oil to the lamp and even abused and attacked him. In his complaint, Krishna Bhat has even said that Acharya has threatened to break his legs and kill him if he was seen in the temple again.
It may be recalled here that Acharya had earlier complained that Bhat had attacked him. The former had even got himself admitted to the hospital.
What has been gathered of late is that there has been a strife between the temple priests and the management ever since the temple revenue increased following its renovation.

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