Temple car set afire in Ch'nagar

Several organisations have given Chamarajanagar bandh call on Monday condemning setting the Ratha (car) of Chamarajeshwara temple on fire by a group of unidentified persons on Saturday night.

The incident of miscreants setting fire to the temple was captured on CCTV camera installed at the entrance of a bank near the temple. The chariot is covered with coco­n­ut fronds once the car festival is over. On Saturday night, the residents in the vicinity who found the chariot in flames, immediately alerted the Fire and Emergency Services department, who rushed to the spot and doused the flames, averting a major damage.

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