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Cop misbehaves with minor girl at Puri Jagannath Temple

29/12/2018 at 1:44 PM


Puri: A minor girl was allegedly misbehaved by a police personal inside the Jagannath Temple here today.

The fresh controversy surfaced a day after the standoff between police and servitors disrupted the daily rituals at 12th century shrine.

According to sources, a minor girl along with her parents had come for a darshan at the temple today morning. While she was offering prayers to the deities near ‘Bahara Katha’, a cop allegedly misbehaved with her.

Later, the girl lodged a complaint against the accused cop at the Singhadwara police station.

On Friday, Jagannath temple plunged into crisis as servitors, aggrieved over alleged misconduct of a constable on Thursday evening, closed the shrine for over 12 hours on Friday and stopped performing rituals, leaving the deities hungry and devotees stranded outside.

The temple that is usually opened around 4.45 am every day was made accessible for devotees at 5.15 pm after the servitors agreed to start the rituals.



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