Navi Mumbai church attacked, incident captured on CCTV

Mumbai, PTI | Updated : 22 March 2015, 12:12 AM

A catholic church located in New Panvel node of Navi Mumbai was attacked by unknown persons in the wee hours of today, police said.

According to police, the attack was carried out by two persons who were riding pillion on a motorcycle at around 1:30 AM when they hurled stones at the Saint George Catholic church located near a bridge in the area.

In the incident, the covering glass outside the statue of Saint George got damaged.

The trio, comprising the biker and the pillion riders, were covering their faces, a police official said, adding the incident was captured on a CCTV camera and the footage has been verified by the police.

The church was built in 2007 and can accommodate over 800 people for prayer.

Meanwhile, additional reinforcements were called in and security around the area has been tightened, the official said.

First Published: Sunday, March 22, 2015 12:11 AM
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