26-year-old arrested in Noida for damaging a temple and attempting to steal an idol

A 26-year-old man was arrested in the case about three months after a temple in Bahlolpur village in Sector 63 was reportedly vandalized . The Shiva temple was reportedly vandalized on March 21, and the idol, as well as the glass door encasing it, were found to be broken .

NOIDA: A 26-year-old man was arrested in the case about three months after a temple in Bahlolpur village in Sector 63 was reportedly vandalized, according to police.According to police, the perpetrator broke the temple door in the hopes of taking the idol, which was presumably used to buy drugs.The Shiva temple was reportedly vandalized on March 21, and the idol, as well as the glass door encasing it, were found to be broken.Blood was also discovered on the building, which heightened tension in the area.

Akash, a resident of Ghaziabad's Sihani Gate, was arrested in the case, according to DCP Harish Chandar (central Noida).Akash is a heroin addict and a repeat offenders.He thieved valuables such as a bell, brass idols, and a donation box, selling them for more drugs because temples are a straightforward target.He went into the temple on the night of March 20 and 21, attempting to steal the silver idol.

According to police, the criminal attempted to steal another idol near the temple, but fell short.So far, he has robbed valuables from at least 25 temples.Sameer, a scrap dealer to whom Akash would sell all the stolen goods, has also been arrested.According to Chandar, we have recovered a number of brass items from Sameers possession, including bells, idols, and urns.