Baby Jesus Statue Vandalised, Money Robbed from Church in Karnataka


MYSURU — Just a couple of days after Christmas celebrations, a church on Tuesday was allegedly vandalised in Karnataka’s Mysuru district.

A statue of Baby Jesus was damaged and money robbed from the offering box of a church in Periyapatna town of Karnataka’s Mysuru district, police said on Wednesday.

According to police, the incident took place in the Saint Meriyamma Church located on Gonikoppal Road on Tuesday. The miscreants barged inside the church and vandalised the Infant Jesus idol installed for the celebration of Christmas festival.

The incident took place when the church was closed after morning prayers. The miscreants had broken the door and also robbed money from the offering box.

Father John Paul had lodged a complaint in this regard with the Periyapatna police station. The police officers rushed to the spot and conducted an inspection.

Further investigation was on. — IANS

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Photo: The ransacked altar at the St Mary’s Church in Piriyapatna town of Karnataka’s Mysuru district. — ANI

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