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Posts Alleging Vandalization of Idols in Anjaneya Swamy – Untrue

False social media posts alleging that the idols in Marlabandaiah Anjaneya Swamy temple have been vandalized are doing rounds on social media. The temple is located near Sajjala Guddam village in Kosigi Mandal or Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The priest of the temple, Sriramulu, released a video denying that such a thing had happened and appealed to people to not believe rumors. The Superintendent of Police, Kurnool, Fakkeerappa Kaginelli IPS also released a video on Twitter from the official handles of Kurnool District Police, confirming that the idols are safe.

While speaking to the media, Kurnool Range DIG P. Venkatram said that the police and priest examined the temple premises and certified that there was no vandalism. He urged people to not spread misinformation as it might confuse others and incite violence.f