Tirumala: In a nauseating incident, a guard of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam allegedly raped a minor girl, who was separated from her family members in the crowd on the temple town.
As the girl was roaming about weeping, the middle-aged guard assured her that he would take her to her parents. He took her to a secluded place and molested her.
The girl, who later approached the police, said that the guard has threatened to kill her if she told any one about the heinous crime.
Police identified the victim as a resident of Khajipuram of Khammam district and arrested the guard. The TTD authorities said that the guard was being suspended, pending enquiry.
DEVOTEE DEAD IN TTD GUEST HOUSE
In another incident in the temple town, a devotee from Chennai was found dead in the Srinivasa Guest House in Tirupati.
The devotee’s body was found in the Souchalaya by the security personnel. It was not yet known if the devotee died accidentally or committed suicide.
Police found a pass book of Andhra Bank, T Nagar Branch on the body.