Guwahati: The Hailkandi Police on Saturday arrested two persons in connection to a case of damaging a Shiva temple at Singhola Basti area in the district on Thursday night. Police said a group of three in an act of hooliganism had damaged the temple premise.
The arrested persons were identified as Pappu Rabidas and Jagadish Hazam. Police have also sought two days’ remand of the duo to unearth the truth. One of the group members was absconding.
Hailakandi Superintendent of Police Pabindra Kumar said that since the temple has no boundary walls, the trio was allegedly drinking alcohol in the temple premise.
“A Trishul of the temple and a few earthen pots were damanged only,” the SP said.
On Friday, several groups hit the streets demanding the police to nab the culprits. Police said that it was an incident of done by local youths under the influence of alcohol.