Hyderabad: A 55-year-old temple priest was found dead in suspicious circumstances at Jagathgirigutta on Tuesday. Police said Mahesh Kumar Sharma, hailing from Rajasthan, was found dead in the temple premises. They suspect that he died of cardiac arrest.
Mahesh Kumar Sharma was working as a priest at the Hanuman temple in Srinivasanagar since six months. As he was staying alone, the temple committee provided him accommodation in a room on the temple premises.
As per his regular routine, Mr Sharma used to wake up early in the morning to do yoga. On Tuesday morning, he woke up, arranged his yoga mat and was doing yoga.
Meanwhile, at around 4.30 am, temple watchman Dhanraj who woke up and went towards Mr Sharma's room, found him lying on the ground unconscious. He immediately alerted the temple committee members and they informed the police.
“There are no injuries on the body. We suspect he could have had a cardiac arrest while doing yoga. Forensic experts also said that he could have suffered a cardiac arrest,” Jagathgirigutta inspector P. Srinivas said, adding that the autopsy was conducted and based on the report they will establish the cause of death.
Based on a complaint from Mr Sharma's relative Shiv Kumar Sharma, a suspicious death case was registered and the body was handed over to relatives....