MUZAFFARNAGAR, Aug 12: Unidentified people desecrated an idol of Lord Hanuman at a temple in this western Uttar Pradesh district, following which extra police force was deployed in the area, officials said.
They said the incident happened at a Shiv temple in Saidpura Kala village under Charthawal Police Station early Tuesday morning. The temple also had an idol of lord Hanuman.
Station House Officer Sube Singh said a case has been registered against unidentified miscreants on the complaint of priest Pandit Balbir.
He said devotees began a protest after they saw the broken idol.
They relented after the police assured them that a new idol will be installed soon and the culprits in the desecration case arrested, the officer said.
As a precautionary measure, extra police force has been deployed in the area and the situation is fully under control, he said. - PTI