Hanuman idol vandalised in city temple; 1 booked


A person has been booked for allegedly vandalising a deitys idol at a small temple in Northwest Delhis Mahendra Park area, police said on Sunday.

The locals accessed a video which showed a man with a rod near the temple where the idol of Hanuman was damaged. Some shops in the vicinity were also vandalised, they said.

Police said they suspect that the man vandalised the idol and the shops in a drunken stupor and the locals confirmed that he was an addict. He is yet to be arrested, they said. A senior police officer said a new idol has been placed in the temple with the help of locals.  “We scanning CCTV footage. It is suspected that the man was intoxicated. We are looking for him,” the officer said.

“Police are trying to nab the culprit. There is peace in the area,” DCP Northwest said in a tweet.

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