Church vandalised in west Delhi

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015,22:12 IST By metro vaartha A A A

New Delhi | A church was vandalised by two unidentified men in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area in the wee hours here today. The incident, which took place at 4:19 AM, was caught on CCTV camera. Police have registered a case at Vikaspuri Police Station and efforts are on to nab the attackers, police said. At 4:19 AM, two persons came on a motorcycle and one of them entered the church’s premises and broke a glass pane.
He is seen leaving in the footage only to return a minute later and pulling down a statue, said Assistant Father Balraj of ‘Our Lady of Graces Church’ where the incident took place. The incident came to light around 6:30 AM when Balraj reached the church. A police team led by senior officials soon rushed to the spot. A crime and forensics team picked circumstantial evidence from the crime scene. We have recorded the statements of Father Balraj and other people and a case has been registered, said a senior police official. Police have taken the CCTV footage in its custody and efforts are on to identify and nab the two persons. The incident comes more than a month after a mysterious, early morning fire destroyed St Sebastian’s Church in Dilshad Garden, prompting allegations of foul play by Christian groups.

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