Suspicious object found outside Gaya's temple amid Dalai Lama's visit

ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2018 01:48 IST

Gaya (Bihar) [India], January 20 (ANI): A suspicious object was found outside Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Gaya on late Thursday night.

The object was spotted outside the emergency gate of the temple.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Garima Malik, who reached the spot to take stock of the situation, said that the bomb squad was trying to detect the object.

The incident comes at a time when Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama is in Bihar's Bodh Gaya.

He had arrived in Bodh Gaya on January 1 and is likely to stay there for a month.

In 2013, five people got injured after a series of explosions rocked the Maha Bodhi temple, situated on the spot where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. (ANI)