Bellary SP Arun Rangarajan speaking to reporters on the viral video of miscreants allegedly damaging Hampi temple ruins on Saturday
Bellary SP Arun Rangarajan speaking to reporters on the viral video of miscreants allegedly damaging Hampi temple ruins on Saturday

4-5 people likely behind in viral video of miscreants damaging Hampi temple ruins: Bellary SP

ANI | Updated: Feb 02, 2019 18:08 IST

Hampi (Karnataka) [India], Feb 2 (ANI): After a video of miscreants purportedly damaging pillars in the temple ruins of Hampi went viral on social media, Bellary SP Arun Rangarajan on Saturday said that four to five people were likely to be involved in it and assured that the accused would be arrested and prosecuted.
"There are likely 4-5 people involved in it. Accused will be arrested and prosecuted. I will not be able to give more information. We will speed up the inquiry," he told reporters.
Earlier in the day, locals staged a protest demanding adequate protection for the ancient monuments. They protested after the viral video of the miscreants damaging the pillars of the temple ruins, said to be in Hampi, began circulating on social media.
The development comes just days after the Times Magazine listed the Hampi World Heritage site as the second must-see place in 2019.
Hampi, an ancient village in Karnataka is dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. It is believed to have been the country’s richest city, which attracted traders from Persia and Portugal. (ANI)

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