A steep rise in the number of HIV/AIDS cases has been recorded in the Tirupati-Tirumala hills. The discovery also reveal that sex workers clandestinely operate in about 15 secluded spots in the hills.
Completely denying this revelation, Executive Officer, Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam, KV Ramanachary said, "I disagree with the media reports. There are thousands of employees here who are sincere and dedicated. There is no scope for such scandals. We would never allow it."
Chittoor, known for its pilgrimage sites has been identified as a high-risk zone.
The temple authorities are denying such reports and have gone into damage control mode but the news of rampant prostitution in the vicinity of the temple has shocked the devotees.
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