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Holy Book Allegedly Stolen, Thrown Along Tramline In Labasa

“We are very angry at the (alleged) perpetrator who insulted our god, place of worship and holy book.”
28 Jul 2022 18:09
Holy Book  Allegedly  Stolen, Thrown  Along Tramline  In Labasa
Navakasigani Satsang Ramayan Mandali president Suresh Singh inside his prayer room in Navakasigani, Labasa on July 27, 2022. Photo: Shratika Naidu

A religious group in Labasa is concerned after their holy book, Ramayan, was allegedly stolen and thrown along the Navakasigani tramline in Labasa.

Navakasigani Satsang Ramayan Mandali president Suresh Singh, 57, was in tears yesterday as he explained that he had packed the holy book in a bag and kept it in a prayer room within his property.

He claimed that on Monday, July 18, the book was missing along with another bag containing reciting books.

On Friday, July 22, they found the holy book and two bags that had reciting materials and clothes used for special occasions along the tramline.

He said the religious group was formed 28 years ago and he has been the president for about 20 years.

“I donated that holy book on behalf of my family and whenever there were programmes I would take it along with me as I am a parcharak (preacher).”

He said when the holy book was found, it had dirt on it.

“We are very angry at the (alleged) perpetrator who insulted our god, place of worship and holy book.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed they have received a complaint and investigation was ongoing.

 

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