Church cemetery vandalized in Kerala

Many family vaults and tombs were found damaged on Monday morning and the police had registered a case in connection with it.

 
Raju Abraham, MLA, and CPI(M) district secretary K.P. Udayabhanu, accompanied by church members and municipal councillor K. Anilkumar, visiting the cemetery of the Shalom Mar Thoma Church at Mylapra, near Pathanamthitta, on Tuesday.
Pathanamthitta: 

A Christian cemetery in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala was vandalised by unidentified anti-socials for the second consecutive day on Monday.

Managing committee members of the Shalom Mar Thoma Church at Mylapra said two more vaults were found partially damaged.

Many family vaults and tombs were found damaged on Monday morning and the police had registered a case in connection with it.

The second attack took place late on Monday.

The wall of the cemetery too was found defaced with blood stains and graffiti.

The managing committee strongly protested against the repeated vandalising of the cemetery and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

Meanwhile, Communist Party of India (Marxist) district secretary K.P. Udayabhanu and Raju Abraham, Ranni MLA, accompanied by the committee members, visited the cemetery on Tuesday.

They demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. Mr. Udayabhanu accused the police of negligence in properly investigating the case when the cemetery was attacked on Sunday night.

Source: The Hindu

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