Mangalore: Shiva idol desecrated

published on July 18, 2009

MANGALORE, July 17, 2009: A beautiful idol of Lord Shiva has been desecrated  by miscreants at the Pandeshwar Katte near the Mangalore South Police Station. The Idol which had been consecrated there by some youth group was badly damaged, according to the initial investigations the idol has been ripped open with the help of boulders, they were thrown at the idol at a great speed with the intention of destroying it.

The local people who came to know about the incident gathered there in big numbers and many people were saying so many things and the tempers were rising uncontrolabaly. But the police arrived there in time and dispersed the crowd and appealed to the people not to air any opinions and take law into their hands. They said they will investigate about the matter and take the culprits into custody.

But the people gathered there later took the desecrated idol from that place and took it to a safe place in order to allow the tempers to subside. There were already talks of retaliation by some youth groups but all that went silent after some time.

The people however, went in a delegation to the police station and demanded the arrest of the persons connected with the incident.

The police are however putting out another theory. They are saying that there was a mentally deranged person who was moving around in the area and there were one or two complaints against him for stone pelting and inflicting damage to the public property.

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