Published On: Wed, Dec 28th, 2022

Church vandalised in Mysuru

Mysuru: Vandalism in a church in Karnataka`s Mysuru left a statue of baby Jesus damaged just days after Christmas.

The police said that they were checking the CCTV footage and arrests were expected soon

The police said that they were checking the CCTV footage and arrests were expected soon.

On Tuesday some unidentified persons vandalized the St. Mary`s Church adjacent to Gonikoppa Road in Piriyapatna, as a result of which several items here, including the statue of Baby Jesus, were found damaged, said the police.

“We have formed a team to nab the culprits. Also, we are looking for the CCTV footage as recorded in the nearby cameras,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Mysuru, Seema Latkar said.

She further said that the matter appears to be a case of theft as the money box and other valuables have been taken away.

The incident happened two days after Christmas, for which all the necessary arrangements for the convenience of pilgrims were made. The priest of the church, Father John Paul told the police that he entered the church at 6 pm on Tuesday and found eight sound systems, a front table, and flower pots damaged.

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