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Agra Church attacked by man spurned by girl: Police

April 24, 2015 12:10 IST

The Agra police have claimed that the April 16 church attack in Agra occurred because of a romantic relationship gone awry.   

Police claimed that a young Muslim man has confessed to attacking a church in the city because his romantic advances were spurned by a girl who frequented the church.

The St Mary's Church in the Cantonment area of Agra was vandalised by unknown miscreants in the wee hours, triggering outrage among the members of the local Christian community. Statues were damaged and windows were smashed.

The police had detained and questioned over a 100 people in the case.

On Thursday, a group of people from all faiths took out a silent protest in the city.

Last month, an elderly nun was allegedly gang-raped at a convent school in West Bengal by miscreants who also looted cash from its lockers. Two Bangladeshi nationals have been arrested in connection with the March 14 incident.

A cathedral premises and a missionary school where people had gathered for a religious convention were vandalised allegedly by Hindu activists in Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh on March 20. Six persons allegedly belonging to a right-wing Hindu group were apprehended over the incident but were later let off on bail.