2 held for vandalising Vikaspuri church

New Delhi, Jan 15: Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two persons for allegedly vandalising a church yesterday in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area.

"We have arrested two persons in the case," said Joint Commissioner of Police (South-West), Tejinder Luthra.


In the incident which took place yesterday at around 4:19 A.M., two unidentified persons vandalised 'Our Lady of Graces Church' with their act having been caught on CCTV camera installed on the premises. [Church vandalised in West Delhi's Vikaspuri]

Vikaspuri police registered a case in the matter against two unidentified men for deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.

The attack, the fourth such one in the recent past, came more than a month after a mysterious early morning fire damaged St Sebastian's Church in Dilshad Garden.

That was followed by an incident on January 3 when a Christmas crib set up at 'Church of Resurrection' in outer Delhi's Rohini area was found burnt to ashes.

Also, last month, some unidentified people threw stones at 'Our Lady of Fatima Forane Church' at Jasola in south Delhi and broke windowpanes during evening Mass.

The attacks have prompted allegations of foul play by Christian groups with church authorities describing these as "targeted arson".


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