Christ statue in Bantwal vandalised

Some unidentified miscreants have pelted stones at the Grotto of Christ the King Church at Punacha Manela in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. 

The church is situated on Punacha-Toranakatte Road and the incident came to light at 10.30 am. When a woman had visited the church at 5.45 am, nothing had happened. 

The glass case of the Grotto has been damaged. Priest Prakash D'Souza has filed a complaint. 

A few miscreants had spread rumours on alleged conversion, at the church on social media a few days ago. The Vittal police have registered a complaint and investigation is on.

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