Hyderabad: Two burqa clad women attempt to trash Durga idol, held

The two women, pronounced to be in their early twenties, allegedly entered the Pooja Pandal vandalised the Durga idol using a spanner in Hyderabad’s Khairtabad

FP Staff September 27, 2022 14:01:49 IST
Hyderabad: Two burqa clad women attempt to trash Durga idol, held

Durga idol that was vandalised.

Hyderabad: Two women wearing burqa were arrested for allegedly vandalising goddess Durga idol here at a poojan pandal, officials said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred early morning when the two women, pronounced to be in their early twenties, allegedly entered the pooja pandal vandalised the goddess Durga idol using a spanner in Hyderabad’s Khairtabad.

According to the Central Zone Police, the women were spotted by a local who told police that he saw one of them hiding the spanner.

“When he objected, the women tried to attack him as well but as the scuffle broke, bystanders who are believed to be the pandal officials gathered and overpowered the women,” a police official told media.

As per reports, the two women were also seen outside a church, situated meters away from the pandal. There also, the two women allegedly tried reach to the Mother Mary’s statue however they were asked to leave the church.

Hyderabad Two burqa clad women attempt to trash Durga idol held

The two women are being interrogated for details.

The police official further told media that they later shared the information with the Saidabad police who immediately reached the spot and apprehended the two women.

“We are trying to establish the sequence of events, however the two accused women are not cooperating,” he said adding that a detailed investigation is underway.

The identities of the two women are still to be ascertained.

(With inputs from agencies)

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