Idol desecrated, one arrested

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Gorakhpur, Oct 22 (UNI) Tension prevailed in Gagha area of this district this evening, when some anti-social elements allegedly desecrated an idol in a temple.

Later, an irate mob staged a demonstration to protest against the incident and blocked the movement of traffic.

One miscreant had been arrested in this regard.

SSP R K Rai said around 1900 hrs, three motorcycle-borne youth reached a Goddess Durga temple on Varanasi-Gorakhpur highway and one of them started to damage the idol.

When temple priest Raghuvansh Tiwari objected, the assailant wounded him with a knife.

However, two of them fled the scene, when people started to assemble on the spot on hearing the priest's cries.

The arrested person was said to be deranged.

Investigations were on.

UNI

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