Nagercoil: Some unidentified persons damaged an idol of Nagaraja at Sasthakovil on Tuesday, leading to tension at Vadakku Marthal near Boothapandi .

According to the police, a large number of devotees used to visit this temple on Tuesdays and Fridays. When devotees came to the temple they found that the one-and-half-feet tall granite idol was damaged and food packets and water sachets were scattered within the temple premises. Superintendent of Police Shanmughavel visited the spot and a police team have been posted there to prevent any untoward incidents.

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