Staff Reporter

YERCAUD: Miscreants desecrated a temple at the hill station on Sunday.

Police said that when the Sri Mariamman temple near the bus stand was opened this morning, it was found that the stone statue of the deity had suffered some minor damages.

Police suspect that a long-pending dispute between the trustees of the temple and a few shop keepers on the temple premises after an encroachment drive, could have led to defilement.

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