The man has been sent to judicial custody. Representative image
NEW DELHI: Upset over the rising temperature and no rain in the capital, a man allegedly damaged three idols in a temple in
southwest Delhi’s Kakrola
. He was arrested on Tuesday.
The accused was identified as Mahesh alias Bhut (50), a cobbler who lives in
Bharat Vihar JJ Colony
. A priest spotted the damaged idols of Hanuman and alerted locals.
Santosh Kumar Meena, deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka), said a team was sent immediately after receiving a call at 7.45am.
“Locals alleged Mahesh was the one who had damaged the idols using an axe. The man said he was upset and angry with god because of the rising temperature and no sign of rain. He confessed to have damaged the idols. The idols were recovered,” Meena said.
A group of people, including local residents, politicians and others associated with Bajrang Dal, stopped the traffic at Dwarka Mor. But the traffic was restored and nothing untoward was reported, the DCP said.
A case under IPC Section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult a religion) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) has been registered, Meena said.
Mahesh has been sent to judicial custody.