West Delhi church vandalised

The church authorities claim that the attack was carried out to stoke communal tension

January 14, 2015 12:30 pm | Updated April 02, 2016 05:28 pm IST - New Delhi

A church in West Delhi's Vikaspuri was allegedly vandalised by two men in the early hours of Wednesday. The church authorities claim that the attack was carried out to stoke communal tension. The police, however, said that the motive was being probed.

The entire incident has been captured on CCTV cameras installed in the vicinity of the church. Around 6. 30 a.m. when the priest arrived at the church, he found the glass cabinet mounted on the outside wall broken and the statue of Mother Mary lying on the ground. A call was subsequently made to the police control room. Senior police officers including the Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) reached the spot, police said.

Video footage, it is learnt, shows two men (in the age group of 40) on a motorcycle vandalising the church in two phases: first by breaking the glass cabinet and returning shortly after to push the statue causing a fall, police said.

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