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A Hindu temple was vandalized in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The incident has been confirmed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Noida.

The incident has been confirmed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Noida.On March 21, 2022, an idol at a Hindu temple was vandalized in Behlolpur village in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Hindustan Times reported. The matter came to light after villagers in the area filed a complaint after discovering blood traces within the temple premises. According to India Today, the temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva, and "The idol and the Shivlinga were vandalized."

A few hours after the incident, the Noida Police released a video on Twitter, where the Deputy Commissioner of Police Central Noida updated about the incident. He said, "On being informed about the incident, the police officers and Maya police force, forensic team, and dog squad reached the spot and investigated. They found an idol in a damaged condition." "Peace and order are being maintained," he added.

According to the HT report, the police detained six suspects based on inputs from locals and footage from the CCTV camera.

A complaint under sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race) and 295(A) (malicious acts to outrage and insult the religious feelings and beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code have been filed, and the police are investigating the matter further.

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