Man arrested for trying to light fire inside Gurdwara

  • PTI, Melbourne
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  • Updated: Mar 06, 2013 10:17 IST

A 26-year-old man, who tried to light fire inside a Gurdwara in Melbourne and then punched a man, was on Wednesday arrested by the Australian Police on the charges of damaging the complex.

"Officers arrested the man at the Craigieburn Railway Station around 3.30am and interviewed him at the Broadmeadows Police Station," Victorian police said in a statement on Wednesday.

He has been charged with criminal damage by fire, as well as other assault related charges and will face Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court later on Wednesday, the statement added.

The accused had entered Gurdwara at about 7.30pm (local time) on Tuesday.

According to Jasvir Singh uppal of the Gurdwara, the accused tried to lit fire to a small cloth with his lighter which was tied to an entry door and then punched a man.

"The fire was quickly put off and no damage has really happened," he said, adding, the motive behind the incident is not yet known.

Meanwhile, the 31 year old victim was taken to the Northern Hospital for treatment.


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