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Mumbai: Statue of Mother Mary vandalised in Kurla

A statue of Mother Mary was allegedly desecrated by unknown persons in suburban Kurla in the wee hours of Sunday, leading to tension in the area.

mumbai Updated: Feb 19, 2017 13:08 IST
Mount Mary Basilica in Bandra, Mumbai.
Mount Mary Basilica in Bandra, Mumbai.(HT File Photo - Representative)

A statue of Mother Mary was allegedly desecrated by unknown persons in suburban Kurla in the wee hours of Sunday, leading to tension in the area.

The grotto of Mother Mary installed on a roadside in Kurla was desecrated at around 4am, police said.

The incident led to tension in the area with the police trying to pacify angry locals.

The cops were also trying to obtain CCTV footage of the area. In one of the footages they have managed to get, three persons were purportedly seen moving on a bike near the site, police said.

Efforts were on to nab the culprits, they said.

Deputy commissioner of police, Zone V, Paramjit Singh said police personnel are on the spot and the situation is under control.

Reacting to the incident, social activist Nicholas Almeida said these kind of disturbances happen every now and then during election time.

He demanded strict action against the culprits.