Vandals attack church in Ludhiana,Indian state of Punjab

Ludhiana:
An attack on a church has been reported in the Ladhowal area, about 15 kms from Ludhiana. Some unidentified miscreants vandalised the windowpane of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in village Rasulpur of Ladhowal early this week.

The parish priest Babu Karma Masih said in his complaint that he had gone to village Majitha on August 6 after locking the church. When he returned on August 8, he found windowpane of the church broken, reports Times of India.

The Ladhowal police have registered a case under sections 295 (Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC against the unidentified accused.

The investigating officer from police station Ladhowal, ASI Surinder Kumar, said that police have been scanning the CCTV footages installed in the area to identify the accused.

The police is yet to solve the recent murder of a Protestant pastor in Ludhiana. Two masked men on a motorbike shot dead pastor Sultan Masih of the neo-Christian Temple of God Church just outside his church in Ludhiana town on July 15.

The murder was seen by many as an attempt to flare up sectarian tension in the Sikh majority state, to tarnish the current Congress government.

Source: Times of India

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