The news of breaking dozens of Hindu god and goddesses idols spread like wildfire in Delhi. The shocking incident took place on the night of November 24 at the Shiv Shakti temple in Begumpur where idols of god and goddesses were destroyed. The antisocial elements mainly separated the head from the torso of all the Murtis installed in the temple, left it behind and fled.
The idols which were vandalised in Kejriwal’s Delhi included those of Lakshmi Narayana, Krishna-Radha, Durga Mata, Bagalamukhi Mata Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya.
When OpIndia got to know about the incident, it visited the temple and spoke to Vibhuti Sharma, the trustee of the temple. Sharma informed that he lives 500 meters away from the temple. Confirming the incident, Sharma said when the lady who cleans the temple every day, reached the Mandir at around 7 am on November 25, she found the broken Murtis in the temple. She immediately informed Sharma about the incident, who in turn informed the police.
Sharma said that the police have lodged an FIR against unidentified miscreants under sections 457 and 295 of the IPC and the investigation is underway.
According to the trustee, the administration assured that they will give them new idols to install in the temple. According to him, the broken idols have been immersed in the water yesterday, but the new idols have not been installed yet in the temple which until now housed so many idols remains empty.
The trustee said that the locals saw a boy running in the area on the previous night of November 24. The locals confirmed that they heard him screaming “sar kaat diya…sar kaat diya” (beheaded…beheaded), but no one could see his face. The trustee said that the doors of the temple generally remains locked at night, but unfortunately on the night the incident happened, the door was mistakenly left open and the culprits took advantage of the situation and vandalised the idols in the temple.
When asked about the CCTV cameras installed in the area, the trustee informed that CCTVs were installed on the street by the Aam Aadmi Party govt, but when the incident happened and the authorities checked the CCTV cameras they found that the DVR of the CCTV was broken 3/4 days ago.
Condemning the sacrilege of idols, Vishwa Hindu Parishad national spokesperson Vinod Bansal shared a video of the Mandir which is now empty. Bansal said that the miscreants broke the head of all the Murtis and left it behind. He called it a vile attempt to hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus.
Bansal said that though the police authorities have lodged an FIR, limited sections of the IPC have been invoked and moreover no arrests have been made so far. Saying so, the VHP leader demanded a strict and speedy investigation into the case.