A religious place was damaged in village Rukanpur of Bhawanpur police station on Wednesday night. Angry villagers gathered at the spot and demanded immediate arrest of those responsible.

The situation turned chaotic in village Rukanpur on Thursday morning when villagers found that a religious place on the village outskirts has been damaged. Several plants there were also uprooted. The news soon spread like a wildfire in the village. Enraged villagers came out on the streets and tension prevailed in the area.

The matter was reported to the police and circle officer of Sadar Dehat Akhilesh Singh rushed to the spot with force from nearby police stations. SHO of Bhawanpur police station also reached the spot. They tried to pacify the angry villagers assuring of stern action against the miscreants.

“The situation now is peaceful and under control in the village,” said the CO adding that the damaged part of the religious place was immediately repaired. Also, a case against unknown miscreants has been registered on the complaint of the village Pradhan.

Force has also been deployed in the village in order to maintain law and order situation.