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After a scuffle over bike parking, people vandalized a Durga temple in Delhi.




Delhi: The capital city today witnessed a full-blown communal tension in Central Delhi’s Hauz Qazi area after a temple was vandalized.

On Sunday, a fight broke out between two men over the issue of bike parking. However, sometime later the more people got involved in the fight and one side thrashed another. Subsequently, they also went on to destroy a Durga temple around 10 PM. The locals who witnessed this opposed the destruction of the temple and began the protest demanding strong action. The protest continued till Monday morning.

A mass protest rocked the central part of Delhi, as angry people took it to the streets. The security has been tightened and police have been deployed in the affected areas. Mandeep Singh Randhawa, a senior police officer, tweeted: “After some altercation & scuffle over a parking issue in Hauz Qazi, tension arose between two groups of people from different communities. We have taken legal action &all efforts are being made to pacify feelings &bring about amity. People are requested to help in restoring normalcy.”

“The incident of vandalisation of Durga temple and violence by anarchic elements in Old Delhi is condemnable and utterly shameful,” Congress” chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted in Hindi.

As the communal tension gripped the area, Shahi Imam of Old Delhi Fatehpuri mosque- Mufti Mukarram Sahab, has condemned the violence. The Shahi Imam has also appealed his community members to help the restructuring and rebuilding of the temple.




‘Daughter’s soul at peace now, police did well’: Hyderabad vet’s family on accused shot in ‘encounter’




Hyderabad: The family of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad who was brutally gang raped and murdered, on Friday said that justice has been done after all the four accused in the case were killed in a police ‘encounter’.

There was a sense of closure for the victim’s family as they heard the news Friday morning that the accused were shot dead by the Telangana Police at the same spot where her body was set afire after the gang rape on November 27.

“This will make her rest in peace,” the victim’s father told reporters at his residence in Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad. He thanked the Telangana government, police and all others who stood by them.

“I am not going to get back my daughter but this will definitely send a strong message. This will instill fear and criminals will not dare to do what my daughter had to go through,” said he added.

The 25-year-old veterinarian was gang raped by four truck drivers and cleaners near the Outer Ring Road at Shamshabad on the night of November 27. They later dumped the body near Shadnagar town, about 28 km away, and set it afire.

The accused were shot dead early Friday morning when they allegedly tried to escape from the crime scene where the police had brought them to re-enact the incident.

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