Goa: Graves in Christian cemetery vandalised

Several gravestones in a Christian cemetery in South Goa were allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons. Police are yet to arrest anyone in connection with the cemetery attack. Vaingankar said one of the locals had seen a man running out of cemetery at around 4.30 am.

By: PTI | Panaji | Updated: July 10, 2017 11:43 am

 

Goa, graves, graves vandalised, christian cemetery, panaji Goa has witnessed a spate of attacks on religious symbols since the beginning of this month. (Representational image)

Several gravestones in a Christian cemetery in Curchorem town of South Goa were allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons, police said today. According to Curchorem Police Inspector Shivram Vaingankar, the incident took place last night. “Several gravestones were damaged by miscreants last night at the Guardian Angel Cemetery. The CCTV camera which was installed at the gate of the cemetery was also found broken,” he told PTI today.
Police are yet to arrest anyone in connection with the cemetery attack.

Vaingankar said one of the locals had seen a man running out of cemetery at around 4.30 am. “We are working on various leads,” he said.

Goa has witnessed a spate of attacks on religious symbols since the beginning of this month. At least nine Holy crosses and a temple have been defiled since July 1 leading to heightened police presence in several areas of South Goa district.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had given strict instructions to the police to increase patrolling around sensitive places in the state.

Two platoons of India Reserve Battalion were also deployed in South Goa to help local police in patrolling susceptible areas.

Local police stations were also asked to form Special Investigation Teams (SIT).

So far, police have failed to make any breakthrough in the nine desecration incidents, all from South Goa.

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    Pulkit Kaul
    Jul 11, 2017 at 12:20 am
    These Mulla Jihadis and Christians are threat to India. They can easily kill Hindus but they will bark like mad dog on other matters. Muslims can move to Mecca and Christians got to Vatican do not spoil India.
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      Judith Fernandes
      Jul 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm
      DO NOT GENERALISE. Muslims and Christians are not a threat to India. There are wolf in sheep clothing among people of all faiths. No one is going anywhere. India belongs to ALL Indians, irrespective of the different faiths they profess.
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      Kamal Pasha
      Jul 10, 2017 at 3:22 pm
      Every minority part of India is being harrased, killed, lynched, raped, murdered and you name it. Country like India can not go on like this. Better divide India on caste-religion basis before it turns to Jungle.,
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