Unidentified miscreants have vandalized St Thomas Catholic Church and its grotto in Chapatoli village near Duliajan in Assam.
The incident came to light on the morning of December 15 when villagers were going for their works through the church area. They noticed the church door opened and spotted the statue of Mother Mary dislodged from the grotto.
The miscreants also damaged a crucifix after resorting to vandalism inside the church, Johan Lugun, a local resident said.
As the news spread, thousands of people flocked to the village from nearby areas. Police immediately picked up two suspects from the area for questioning.