NEW DELHI (TIP): A Christian school was vandalized by a group of men in Vasant Vihar area of south Delhi early on February 13.

The police have identified the school as Holy Child Auxilium which has now been shut down and children sent home for the day. This is the sixth such attack on a Christian institution in the last one year.

The Police commissioner BS Bassi has described the incident as a case of theft.

” Our investigations have revealed that it’s a case of theft. The CCTV footages have revealed so too. A probe is on,” said Bassi.

Father Mathew Koyickal, member of the Delhi archdiocese, who went inside the church after the incident said, ” It looks like a case of theft. Yes they have broken a glass pane but it is too early to say it a case of vandalism”.

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The police have not disclosed the identity of the attackers but say they could be 3-4 in numbers and the footage revealed that they were wearing masks.

Police say the principal’s office has been vandalized and Rs 8000 cash is missing.

Senior police officers have reached the school and forensic officials and crime teams are at the spot to lift evidence. HRD minister Smriti Irani will visit the school in the afternoon today. An FIR has been registered at Vasant Vihar police station and a breakthrough is expected soon.

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