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Christian School vandalized in Vasant Vihar South Delhi

February 13, 2015 11:46 AM
A scene at Christian School vandalized in Vasant Vihar South Delhi

Christian School vandalized in Vasant Vihar  South Delhi

Chandigarh: A Christian school was vandalized by a group of men in Vasant Vihar area of south Delhi early on Friday.

This is the sixth such attack on a Christian institution in the last one year. However, no holly item was vandalized.



The police have identified the school as Holy Child Auxilium, which has now been shut down, and children sent home for the day. This is the sixth such attack on a Christian institution in the last one year. However, no holly item was vandalized.

Nothing valuable was lifted although some money was also lying in the school according NDTV.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured a delegation of the Christians in  Delhi today that complete security provided for the Christian prosperities including Churches and education intuitions.  

The Christian delegation demanded that a case be registered for hurting the sentiments of Christian community.

Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi has described the incident as a case of theft.

'' Our investigations have revealed that it's a case of theft. The CCTV footages have revealed so too. A probe is on,'' said Bassi.

The police have not disclosed the identity of the attackers but say they could be 3-4 in numbers and the footage revealed that they were wearing masks.

Police say the principal's office has been vandalized and Rs 8000 cash is missing. Senior police officers have reached the school and forensic officials and crime teams are at the spot to lift evidence.I strongly condemn the attack on Holy Child Auxilium school. These kind of acts will not be tolerated.

 Kejriwal condemns attack

“I strongly condemn the attack on Holy Child Auxilium School. These kind of acts will not be tolerated,’’ said Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal.

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, a former student of the school, is expected to visit the institution.

“We will not tolerate such blatant attacks on our children and religious places,’’ said a senior church official.

The students have been given a holiday after the incident came to light.

Meanwhile, as per data released by the Delhi Police, at least nine churches have been attacked between 2012-2014.

 

 

 

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