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Caretaker arrested in connection with Taherpur church vandalism

Right from the beginning, the police had suspected that the raid was different as there was no evidence of the robber's entry or exit point.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: July 14, 2015 12:55 am
Taherpur church, Taherpur church case, Taherpur church vandalized, Taherpur church attack, Taherpur church news, Taherpur church tapan Mondal, kolkata news, west bengal churches, indian express news The Priest of the Taherpur church Father Satish said that it was very embarrassing to find one of the church workers was involved in smashing the tabernacle from inside the church and later smash it.

The police cracked the Taherpur church case and arrested a man called Tapan Mondal who happened to be the caretaker of the church. The church was vandalized last week on Friday. A senior police official said on Monday, that “it was an insider’s job.”

He said that the arrested man had confessed to his crime. Right from the beginning the police had suspected that the raid was different as there was no evidence of the robber’s entry or exit point. All the doors and windows were secured and intact.

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However, working on the crime scene and interrogating the staff members the police finally cracked the case on Monday. The arrested caretaker was produced before Ranaghat court and remanded to custody. But the caretaker about 64 year old fell sick and had to be admitted to a hospital.

The Priest of the Taherpur church Father Satish said that it was very embarrassing to find one of the church workers was involved in smashing the tabernacle from inside the church and later smash it.

Father Satish said that the police prior to arresting the caretaker consulted the church authorities. The caretaker – an old man was appointed about a month a half ago in the post. He had worked as caretaker in other churches as well, said the Father.

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  1. Francis Anthony
    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:02 pm
    The reason for the act is not at all clear! Why would the old man do such a thing! This news report is either premature or incomplete!
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      Mohan
      Jul 13, 2015 at 6:44 pm
      But why did he vandalize ? Why should a 64 year old man who has served in other churches vandalize it ? Quite unusual !
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      1. Rajesh Yadav
        Jul 15, 2015 at 12:17 am
        May be he was paid for by AAP folks to dent BJPs image ? Any takers for this line of though ? Police should investigate this angle as well.
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          Ravi
          Jul 14, 2015 at 4:02 am
          This is a great blow for the Missionaries ! They could not use this as a blatant Hindutwa hate crime.
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            S.Suchindranath
            Jul 15, 2015 at 12:19 pm
            Every Hindu in India was held guilty of this vandalism by Christian prelates, spokespersons, and both Indian and International media. Truly, our High Court Judges are Christians in Fact if not in Law like our Club Committees!
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