19/02/2017 3:00 PM IST | Updated 19/02/2017 3:20 PM IST

Virgin Mary's Statue Desecrated In Mumbai's Kurla Area, Situation Tense

'Cops are trying to pacify locals'


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

The grotto of the Virgin Mary was installed on a roadside in Kurla and was desecrated at around 4 AM, police said.

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

They were also trying to obtain CCTV footage of the area. In one of the footages that 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 this kind of disturbance happens every now and then during election time.

In 2016, right after the canonisation of Mother Teresa, a statue of Jesus Christ at Juhu Tara road in Mumbai was desecrated by unknown miscreants.

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