NOIDA: A few idols in a temple dedicated to Lord Ram in Nagla Ganeshi village in Jewar, Greater Noida , was found broken on Wednesday night.
A buffalo was also found seriously injured, with wounds from a sharp object, near the temple.
The vandalism came to light only on Thursday morning when the priest reached there to open the gates after conducting the Diwali puja the night before.
More than 200 police personnel were deployed in the village to control the law and order.According to villagers, the priest conducted the puja and returned home around 9 pm on Wednesday night.
When he came next early morning at 4 am to open the doors of temple, he found the idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Hanuman were broken.Ashok Kumar, a villager, said the temple was there for the past 150 years and people of 78 villages come there for worship,” Kumar said.SP (rural) Vineet Jaiswal said the police registered an FIR under sections 295 (injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs 50) of IPC.
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