A temple of Goddess Kali was recently desecrated by unidentified persons in Merengapara village in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district, police said on August 25.
Police are yet to arrest any person involved in vandalising the Marok Ancholic
Mahamaya Mandir located under Selsella block.
In a statement issued in Shillong, Meghalaya police spokesperson Gabriel Iangrai said that on August 19, West Garo Hills district police had received information that some unknown miscreants had vandalised the temple and a police team immediately visited the place, and subsequently a case was registered at Tura Police Station under relevant provisions of law.
“The investigation of the case is in progress and efforts are being put into arresting the perpetrators of crime,” he informed.
He said the police team in its endeavour to further ascertain the facts and circumstances of the case, convened a peace committee meeting at Merenggapara village, in which the local public of seven nearby villages including Merenggapa village attended the meeting.
“The residents of the villages assured that they will provide necessary assistance to the investigating team and also resolved to uphold peace and harmony in the area,” Iangrai said.
Meanwhile, the Meghalaya police has appealed to all the citizens to refrain from circulating/sharing any misinformation on this matter and to also not fall victim to any rumours or false news that are being circulated.