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Priest at Srisailam temple ends life

By Vaseline May30,2024

Update: 2024-05-30 10:20 IST

File photo of priest Matamgari Mahesh

Srisailam (Nandyal): A 24-year-old priest committed suicide by hanging on Wednesday. The incident took place at Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple in Srisailam. The deceased has been identified as Matamgari Mahesh, a resident of Adoni.

Inspector of Police G Prasad Rao said the Mahesh was a priest at the Srisailam temple. He was found hanging from the ceiling in Room No. 13 in Lingayat Choultry. After being informed by Chouldry management, police rushed to the spot and shifted the body to the mortuary in Srisailam.

Police said Mahesh’s father is on trial for his mother’s murder. His father became mentally unstable after the murder and wanders the streets, the CI said.

Mahesh, who was unmarried, may have been suffering from depression due to the incident. In a state of depression, he might have taken the extreme step, the CI said.

Mahesh has a married sister. Police registered a case of suspicious death under Section 174 CrPc and initiated investigation.

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