Delhi: Mob vandalizes Chandni Chowk's temple, breaks deity's idols
According to the police, the violence started with a brawl over a parking issue that later transpired into a violent quarrel between two communities.
Several videos, allegedly from the scene, have also surfaced online highlighting the damage to the temple.
Violence began as two families clashed over scooter parking
According to The Hindu, a fight started between two families over parking of a two-wheeler outside their house in Chawri Bazaar.
Videos of the incident surfaced online, purportedly showing a man being thrashed by a group of people, suspected to be drunk, PTI reported.
The report added that as the quarrel turned uglier, members of Muslim community vandalized the temple.
Delhi MLA shares video; mob chants 'Allah O Akbar'
On Monday, Delhi MLA Kapil Mishra shared purported videos of the violence which showed a mob vandalizing the temple, shouting slogans "Allah O Akbar" and "Naara E Takbeer," fuelling communal tensions. The videos also show the extent of damage sustained by the temple.
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Here's the video shared by Delhi MLA Kapil Mishra
दिल्ली के हौजकाजी में कल रात एक मंदिर पर पत्थर बरसायें गए और तोड़ फोड़ की गई— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) July 1, 2019
पहले पूरे इलाके में अफवाह फैलाई गई कि एक मुस्लिम लड़के की मोब लिंचिंग हुई हैं, जबरदस्ती जय श्री राम बुलवाया हैं
उसके बाद मंदिर में, थाने में जो हुआ वो आपके सामने हैं pic.twitter.com/Tak2yeBeOi
Police received PCR call; violence erupted before they reached
According to The Hindu, a PCR call received at 11:30 pm on Sunday night, reporting the violent parking dispute between the two families.
By the time the police reached the scene, supporters from both sides had gathered a mob.
Both parties were then taken to Hauz Qazi police station for further action, Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCP (central) told the publication.
All efforts being made to pacify feelings: DCP Central Delhi
After some altercation scuffle over a parking issue in Hauz Qazi, tension arose b/w two groups of people from different communities.We have taken legal action all efforts are being made to pacify feelings bring about amity. People are requested to help in restoring normalcy.— DCP Central Delhi (@DCPCentralDelhi) July 1, 2019
Case registered, police looking into CCTV footage, says DCP
"We've registered a case into the matter and obtained CCTV footage to identify miscreants who tried to harm communal peace in the area," the DCP told The Hindu, adding that police has been deployed in the area to prevent further escalation. More details are awaited.
Allah O Akbar
Delhi MLA Kapil Mishra
Mandeep Singh Randhawa
Naara E Takbeer
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