Watch: Two men, who vandalised church in west Delhi, caught on CCTV
The Delhi Police are studying the CCTV footage from a west Delhi church which was vandalised in the see hours on Wednesday.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police are studying the CCTV footage from a west Delhi church which was vandalised in the wee hours on Wednesday.
The footage shows a man, who came on a scooter at 4:19 am, entering the church premises and breaking a glass pane with his fist. He then leaves before returning again after about a minute along with an accomplice, who is riding a motorcycle. The miscreant then pulls down a statue.
Police have registered a case at Vikaspuri Police Station and efforts are on to nab the attackers, police said.
The incident came to light around 6:30 am when Assistant Father Balraj reached the 'Our Lady of Graces Church'.
"A police team led by senior officials soon rushed to the spot. A crime and forensics team picked circumstantial evidence from the crime scene. We have recorded the statements of Father Balraj and other people and a case has been registered," said a senior police official.
The attack came more than a month after a mysterious, early morning fire destroyed St Sebastian's Church in Dilshad Garden, prompting allegations of foul play by Christian groups.
Delhi Archbishop JT Couto yesterday expressed concern over "growing attacks" on churches, terming them "orchestrated".
"A clear pattern of orchestrated attacks on churches is emerging as more and more churches are targeted, vandalised and set on fire. This is very disturbing and we request the local authorities to take adequate measures to bring to book the miscreants...," the Archbishop said.
He further alleged that the attacks are aimed at creating a fear psychosis and tension among different communities.
"As a minuscule minority, we focus on serving the poor and the nation at large. But the growing number of attacks on churches and personnel in different parts of the country is aimed at creating a fear psycho and tension among different communities," he said.
(With agency inputs)