Church vandalised in Haryana, cross replaced with Hanuman idol
HISAR: An under-construction church
in Kaimri village near here was vandalised by a group and the cross replaced
with an idol of Hanuman, triggering tension in the area in Haryana.
Father Subhash Chand of Williwarsh
church lodged a complaint against 14 people, following which a case was
registered by police under sections 147 (Punishment for rioting), 153A
(promoting enmity between groups), 295 (destroying, damaging a place of worship
with intent to insult the religion of any class of persons), 380 (theft in a
building), 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC.
The complainant stated that the
accused fragmented the cross and installed the statue of Hanuman and a flag
depicting Lord Ram and threatened to kill him. He alleged that they stole a
cooler and some items from the worship place that was under construction.
Hisar range Deputy Inspector General
(DIG) Saurabh Singh said that the situation was under control. Meanwhile,
Christian Front Haryana has condemned the incident and has demanded immediate
arrest of the accused, all residents of Kaimri.