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Agartala: An idol of Goddess Saraswati was allegedly vandalised by miscreants at Sobhapur, ward number 4 under Sonamura sub-division of Sepahijala district, Tripura on Wednesday.

Speaking with reporters, villagers said that the miscreants on Wednesday vandalised a Saraswati idol, triggering tensions in the area. Police were called to avert any untoward incidents.

The Sonamura sub-division is about 65 km from Agartala and has a population of nearly 3 lakh people.

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“We organise Saraswati puja jointly by collecting subscriptions from the villagers. Like every year after celebrating the day we left for home around, 1 am last night. On Wednesday morning, we found the idol vandalised,” a villager said.

The Sonamura police launched an investigation based on a written complaint from the residents.

“We have received information about an idol vandalised in the area and according we have taken up a case. The matter is being investigated, and the miscreants involved in the incident would be arrested,” an on-duty police officer said.

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