A group of unidentified people attacked a century-old Hindu temple undergoing renovation in Rawalpindi.

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The incident took place in Rawalpindi’s Purana Qila area on Saturday when 10 to 15 people attacked the temple damaging the main door and another door in the upper storey as well as the staircase, according to a complaint registered with the police.

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As per reports, the encroachment mafia had occupied the surroundings of the temple for a long time by setting up stalls and shops there. The district administration had earlier removed all encroachments with help of the police.

The security officer of the Evacuee Trust Property Board Northern Zone Syed Raza Abbas Zaidi filed the FIR at Pindi’s Banni police station stating that the renovation work on the temple was underway for the last one month.

He said there were some encroachments in front of the temple which were removed on March 24.

However, religious rites have not been initiated in the temple nor were there any idol or any other religious item.

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Zaidi has demanded legal action against the people who had damaged the temple.