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Tura Catholic Cemetery targeted; police investigation under way

TURA, May 14: In a shocking incident, the Catholic cemetery at RC Road in Tura was targeted by thieves, who managed to purloin as many as 19 metal crosses, rendering the locals bewildered after the revelation of the incident on Sunday.
According to sources, the incident came to light after children from the locality saw some men loading metal crosses into an autorickshaw and taking them away.
The children quickly informed the rest immediately after which an inspection of the cemetery by church authorities was conducted.
During the inspection, it was discerned that crosses were not only missing from the graves but also had been bent and damaged.
While some of the crosses were successfully uprooted, the thieves attempted to cut through others, presumably with a sawing tool.
Meanwhile, the church authorities have filed a police complaint in this regard.
“We have received an FIR filed by one banister Ch Marak to the effect that on May 12, around 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, some unknown miscreants entered the graveyard of the Cathedral Parish, R.C. Road, Tura (Near Bishop’s House), and uprooted and stole around 19 metal crosses from the graves. More than 15 crosses have been damaged in an attempt to uproot and steal the metal crosses from the grave,” police said.
Meanwhile, police have informed that they have registered a case and an investigation is under way.

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