Published On : Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015

5th Church vandalized in Delhi


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With Delhi elections just fice days away, a church was allegedly vandalised by unkown persons today in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area in fifth such incident since November, sparking outrage among the Christian community.

Delhi Police said the incident at St Alphonsa’s church took place around 1 AM last night and a case of of theft has been registered.

The church authorities claim a number of items are missing from the church. The church’s priest Father Vincent Salvatore claimed it was not a case of robbery.

“It is a clear case of desecration of the church. It has been happening for the last many months. It happened in St Sebastian’s Church in Dilshad Garden, then in Vikaspuri and in Jasola. This is the fifth church,” he said.

Last month, a church was vandalised in West Delhi’s Vikaspuri area. In December, the St Sebastian’s Church in Dilshad Garden, was partly gutted and the Christian community had alleged foul play in the incident.

“We are investigating the incident and scanning the footage of CCTV installed near the church to identify the accused,” said a senior police official.