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Security tightened after Shivlinga desecrated in UP village: police

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

A Shivlinga was found desecrated in a temple in village in district today following which devotees held protests over the incident, police said.

The incident occurred at the in the village that falls under station area, they said.

According to Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, the incident came to light when devotees found the damaged Shivlinga n the temple.

Police rushed to the spot while arrangements were made to install a new Shivlinga, officials said. The security was tightened as a precautionary measure, they said.

It is suspected that some anti social elements had indulged in vandalism to stoke tension, an said. A case is being registered and appropriate action will be taken, the said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 21:20 IST