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Church attacked, security up

india Updated: Oct 10, 2008 23:26 IST
MR Venkatesh
MR Venkatesh
Hindustan Times
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Miscreants attacked the CSI Immanuel Church in Chennai’s Anna Nagar, Thirumangalam area, late on Thursday night forcing the state police to beef up security for key churches in the city.

That attacks have a pattern, this was proved when a glass case, containing the Bible, in the front portion of the church was found shattered. Rev. Fr. Wellington Jesudas said they were shocked to notice the desecration. A name board with a Biblical saying inscribed on it has been damaged.

This is the seventh such attack in Tamil Nadu in the past four weeks. The incident comes close on the heels of the attack on St. Francis Assisi church in Coimbatore on Wednesday.

A few tombstones in a cemetery near Villupuram, 150 km from Chennai, had also been vandalized.

Additional Director General of Police (law and order) T. Rajendran said those responsible for the attacks would be arrested under the Goondas Act.