An idol of Goddess Parvati was found damaged and five silver crowns stolen from the Jageshwar Nath Mahadev temple in Lohamandi police station area of Agra on Monday evening.
Tension prevailed in the area as people assembled at the temple at Syed Bada locality, which has a mixed population of Muslims and Hindus. Heavy police deployment was made in the area.
The temple located on Carvan lane of Syedpara in Lohamandi police station limits was vandalised. Priest of the 50-year-old temple, found silver tiara and other valuable ornaments missing.
Soon after the news broke on Tuesday morning, an angry crowd assembled in the area, which has a mixed population of Hindus and Muslims.
Police forces were deployed to prevent any untoward incident. According to Agra senior superintendent of Police Rajesh D. Modak the situation was under control.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Salman Taj said that police force has been deployed in the area to maintain peace. The new idol was purchased with the consent of locals who accompanied the police to the market, he added.
Lohamandi police station SHO Indrajeet Singh said that the complainant claimed that he saw three minors running out of the temple. He informed the priest and they went inside to find the idol damaged.