Within days of the attack on the 100-year old Durga temple by a Muslim mob in Chandni Chowk area of Delhi, yet another incident of an attack on a temple has come to light in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. According to a report published in Dainik Bhaskar, yesterday morning, a person belonging to the Muslim community pelted stones at the Hanuman temple in Khatauli police station area. The accused tried to desecrate the idol but failed. However, he managed to break the glass frame set up around the idol.
The accused was immediately nabbed and handed over to the police. Upon learning about the incident, members of a Hindu organization reached the temple and surrounded the police station demanding action against the culprit. The police have filed a case against the accused. According to CO Khatauli Ashish Pratap, the accused has been identified as Musa, a resident of Khurja in Bulandsheher. He had come to attend a jamaat in Khatauli. The police are investigating the case and trying to find out about his motive and reason for his visit to the area.
On the night of June 30, a mob had attacked Durga Mandir in Lal Kuan area of Chandni Chowk, Delhi, desecrating the idols inside the temple. The incident had flared up communal tension in the area. So far nine people have been arrested in connection with the incident.