Jilted lover responsible for Agra church attack, claim police

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Agra
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2015 15:53 IST

The Agra church attack case has almost been solved and a rickshaw-puller, who is supposed to be a jilted lover, is alleged to be the main culprit, police said on Friday.

Miscreants had damaged two statues of Mother Mary and wrapped a dog chain around one of them in the attack on St Mary’s church here last week. The incident, occurring weeks after the gang rape of a 71-year-old nun in West Bengal, had strong repercussions across the country.

Police said that the chain used by the suspect to tie his rickshaw was the one found tied around the Mother Mary statue pulled down at St Mary’s church.

A senior police official, on the condition of anonymity, said that the accused is reported to be a drug addict and had moved to Agra Cantonment railway station after damaging statues at the church.

The accused is supposedly a jilted lover and he might have damaged the statues in anger, the officer added.

Police is expected to hold a press conference on the incident later on Friday.

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