Protesting against the delay in recovery of stolen ornaments from Sri Mangalamukhi Hanuman Temple in Uppuguda, temple committee members staged a hunger strike at the temple on Saturday.

On October 5, burglars broke into the temple and made away with silver ornaments weighing about six kilograms. Over hundred people, including women assembled at the temple and after conducting special pujas, a few of temple committee members staged the hunger strike.

They insisted the police to give a time-bound assurance about recovering the ornaments. M. Narsingh Rao, a temple committee member said that it was the fourth theft incident in the temple in the last few years.

Police had failed to apprehend the culprits in any of the case. Detective Sub- Inspector of Chatrinaka, P. Ashok Kumar should be suspended for his negligence and harsh attitude toward complainants, demanded Mr. Rao while addressing media persons here.

Meanwhile, shops and commercial establishments in the area remained closed and sensing trouble many police personnel were deployed to prevent any untoward incident.

However, the hunger strike was called off after police assured to recover the ornaments within a week time.

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