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Temple idol damaged

Dhanbad, Nov. 26: Tension gripped Nichitpur township in East Basuria police station area, about 25km from the district headquarters, when the idol at a local temple was found desecrated this morning.

Police suspect that some anti-social elements targeted the temple last night.

The incident came to light around 6am when some local residents went to the temple to find the idol lying damaged, vice-president of BJPs Rajganj block Ranjit Singh said.

As news of the desecration spread, more than 100 people gathered at the temple, demanding immediate arrest of the culprits. A local police team, led by officer in charge of East Basuria outpost E.J. Beg, rushed to the spot and prevented the situation from spiralling out of control.

Later, mukhiya Mohammed Azad, Mohlidih panchayat committee member Mohammed Israfil, BJP leaders Ranjit Singh, Sanjit Singh and Lakshman Paswan, Congress leader Ramkrishna Dev and project officer of BCCLs Nichitpur colliery P.K. Bhattacharya reached the site. A meeting was held, where it was decided that a new idol would be installed with funds provided by BCCL, which had established the temple.

Site-levelling work for construction of a boundary wall around the temple also started under police vigil.

Beg said that extra forces had been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward situation.

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