Arsonists strike at Parika Mandir

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The scorched interior of the Mandir.
The scorched interior of the Mandir.

[www.inewsguyana.com]The members of the Shree Khrisna Dharmic Mandir in Hydronie, Parika East Bank Essequibo are in total shock after they found their Mandir badly scorched early Sunday morning, December 29.

Some members arrived at the Mandir at approximately 7:45hrs and discovered the interior of the building badly burnt, including all of the marble Murtis.

Chairman of the West Coast Demerara Branch of the Dharmic Saba, Jagmohan Persaud told iNews that the perpetrators set the place on fire by setting the window curtains alight.

Persaud however could not say who might have done the damage. He explained to this online news agency that the Mandir was fully secured the night before.

He further explained that there is one particular door within the building which can be opened with a knife. However, this is only known to members closely associated with the Mandir, Persaud told iNews.Mandir 3

While the losses are yet to be determined, Persaud estimates it to be in the millions of dollars. He said the Mandir is one of the most modernized buildings in the country and was officially opened in January 2008.Mandir 4

The Police were informed and investigations continue.

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