Church in Mysuru vandalized; baby Jesus’ statue damaged

A church has been vandalized in Karnataka’s Mysuru in which the baby Jesus statue was damaged just days after Christmas.

Meanwhile, police are checking CCTV footage, and arrests were expected soon. The baby Jesus statue was damaged in the St. Mary’s Church adjacent to Gonikoppa Road in Piriyapatna.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Mysuru, Seema Latkar said, “We have formed a team to nab the culprits. Also, we are looking for the CCTV footage as recorded in the nearby cameras.”

Moreover, the money box and other valuables have been taken away and the matter appears to be a case of theft.

Two days after Christmas the incident happened when all the necessary arrangements were made for the pilgrims.

Talking about the incident Father John Paul said, at 6 pm on Tuesday Father Paul entered the church where he found eight sound systems, a front table, and flower pots damaged.

“Father John Paul complained about this to the Priyapatna police station and the personnel who registered the complaint visited the place and continued the search to find the persons who committed the crime,” SP Latkar said.

However, at St. Francis of Assisi Church on 20 January 20, 2020, the church was damaged by unidentified miscreants in Kengeri Satellite Town of Bengaluru.

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