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Gurugram ‘Peer Baba’ mazar attacked by miscreants, prayer material burned.

Before it was brought under control by local residents, the curator of the shrine, which is visited by both Muslims and Hindus, stated that some prayer material was burned in the fire.

GURUGRAM: A group of unidentified men allegedly started a fire in a mazar at a village in Gurugram in the early hours of Monday, police said.

The caretaker of the shrine, visited by both Muslims and Hindus, said some prayer material was burnt in the fire before it was brought under control by local people.

Police said they have detained three men in connection with the incident.

The incident took place when prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were still in force in Gurugram in view of the communal clashes that began in the neighbouring Nuh district and spread to parts of the city and nearby areas last week.

The Gurugram district administration lifted Section 144 on Monday.

According to a complaint filed by Ghasite Ram, the caretaker who is a native of the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, it was all normal at the shrine in the Khandsa village when he left for home in the Feroze Gandhi Colony at 8:30 pm Sunday.

He said that around 1.30 am he received a phone call from somebody living near the shrine that a fire in the shrine has been started by some people.

In a complaint filed at the Sector 37 police station, Ram said the fire was brought under control with the help of people.

“But when I went there I saw offerings kept inside the mazar were burnt.”

He said that according to what he could learn “a group of five-six young boys gathered there” and started the fire.

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