Warangal Urban: Priest of Sivasai temple, Dandapantula Satyanarayana was attacked by a person from another community on Friday morning when he switched on the sound system during ‘Kagada Harathi time’ at Pochamma Maidan here.
Locals shifted him to MGM hospital for treatment where he underwent surgery for rib fracture. Matwada police took prompt action and arrested the accused based on CCTV footage.
Inspector L Jeevan Reddy said they had booked a case against the accused. Meanwhile, BJP leaders including Urban district president Rao Padma Reddy, former MLA M Dharma Rao and others staged a dharna condemning the attack on the priest.