Statue outside church desecrated in Mangalore
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Last Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 20:14
Mangalore: A religious statue in front of a church here was desecrated Friday night, triggering tension in the locality.

Police have detained a man for allegedly damaging the statue. They claimed that the arrested appeared to be mentally challenged.

The statue and some flower pots around it in front of the St Alphonse Church were damaged when the man allegedly hurled stones, police said.

The church located in Kankanadi area is visited largely by Christians belonging to Kerala, police said.

A series of attacks targeting churches were witnessed in parts of Karnataka during 2008 and the BJP Government had set up a judicial commission to probe the incidents.


First Published: Friday, November 04, 2011, 20:14

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