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Thugs caught on camera vandalising Delhi church

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Last updated on: January 14, 2015 14:45 IST
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A church was vandalised by two unidentified men in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area in the wee hours on Wednesday.

The incident, which took place at 4:19 am, was caught on CCTV camera. Police have registered a case at Vikaspuri police station and efforts are on to nab the attackers, police said.

“At 4:19 am, two persons came on a motorcycle and one of them entered the church’s premises and broke a glass pane. He is seen leaving in the footage only to return a minute later and pulling down a statue,” said Assistant Father Balraj of Our Lady of Graces Church where the incident took place.

The incident came to light around 6:30 am when Balraj reached the church.

“A police team led by senior officials soon rushed to the spot. A crime and forensics team picked circumstantial evidence from the crime scene. We have recorded the statements of Father Balraj and other people and a case has been registered,” said a senior police official.

Police have taken the CCTV footage in its custody and efforts are on to identify and nab the two persons.

The incident comes more than a month after a mysterious, early morning fire destroyed St Sebastian’s Church in DilshadGarden, prompting allegations of foul play by Christian groups.

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