The UP police have arrested two Muslim men for vandalizing a Hanuman temple and breaking the Goddess Bhavani’s idol at Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the police report, on Wednesday, around 9.30 am the two young men entered the Panchmukhi Hanuman temple and asked the priest for tilak. After spending some time there they pelted stones at the Bhavani Mata’s idol and vandalized it using sticks and stones.
City Kotwal RC Sharma revealed that one of the accused named Rashid is a resident of Mohalla Mirdagan and the other accused is Yasin, is a resident of Mohalla Kassabian at Bijnor district in Uttar Pradesh.
The temple committee officials and devotees accused Rashid and Yasin of breaking the idol of the temple and started beating them up. Several police officials, including SP Sanjeev Tyagi, SP City Laxmi Niwas Mishra, and SDM Sadar Brajesh Kumar after getting the information rushed to the heated spot.
Assuring that strict action would be taken against the criminal for miscreants the officers pacified the temple committee and arrested the two accused. They were then taken to Haldaur police station where they were interrogated for four hours.
Many leaders and followers belonging to different Hindu organizations reached the police station and demanded prompt action against the accused.
During interrogation, the accused revealed that they had changed their names to hide their identity. The police revealed that both accused were accompanied by two girls who are believed to be school students. As per the police reports, the temple committee has informed the police that the accused and two girls were regular visitors to the temple and put on the ‘tika’.
Meanwhile, the temple committee secretary, Akhil Kumar Agarwal has submitted a written complaint against the accused who vandalized the temple idols and the Bijnor police are started investigation of the case.
Temple vandalism has become rampant in recent times. It looks like a part of some hidden agenda. The recent incident of the Durga temple desecration in Delhi’ Chandi Chowk by a Muslim mob had raged the Hindu’s nationwide.
In another incident, a Muslim mob had attacked and braked the idol at a Hindu temple on July 8, in Gauriya village in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP. Also in another case, a mob of Muslims had attacked a Mahadev Mandir and damaged the structure.