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2 Burqa-clad Women Vandalise Virgin Mary Statue, Damage Durga Idol Next; Arrested

Police suspect that the two women are mentally unstable as they went on to damage a Mother Mary Statue.

Police suspect that the women are mentally unstable as they even tried to deface a statue of Mother Mary a few metres away from the Durga Puja pandal

Two burqa-clad women were taken into custody after they were allegedly seen vandalising a Durga statue in Khairatabad area of Hyderabad on Tuesday. Police ruled out any links of the women with PFI as the incident comes amid a mega crackdown on the radical outfit.

Police suspect that the women are mentally unstable as they even tried to deface a statue of Virgin Mary a few metres away from the Durga Puja pandal.

The women were reportedly handed over to the police by locals.

The women, aged around 22-23, were not cooperating in probe, Hyderabad Police officials said, adding that they are not revealing their names, neither are they telling where they came from.

As per local police, the two women were first seen outside a church where they tried to vandalise a statue of Virgin Mary placed outside. They then went to a Durga Puja pandal, set up a few metres away from the church for the Navratri festival, and tried to vandalise the Durga idol there.

This is when the two women were accosted by a group of locals, believed to be the officials of the Durga Puja pandal. One of the women even tried to retaliate on being confronted, prompting the locals to dial the police.

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