New flag mast damaged at Sabarimala temple


Minutes after it was introduced, the new flag mast at Sabarimala temple was harmed as a few devotees supposedly poured a chemical on it.Five people from Andhra Pradesh have been captured regarding the episode after examination of CCTV film. The charged have admitted to the wrongdoing, asserting that they did it because of devotion, said police. Pathanamthitta SP Satish Bino said CCTV film demonstrated the charged pouring some liquid at the foot of the gold-covered flag mast.

“They guaranteed that they did it because of devotion. They conveyed the fluid in a little box. It must be determined whether the fluid was mercury or something else,” he said. Be that as it may, the officer included, police are examining the intention of the blamed and have looked for the assistance for Andhra Police to confirm their experiences. The 12-m pole is made of teak wood and secured with gold-covered copper plates. It was set up at a cost of Rs 3.20 crore. ens