The Indian police arrested 7 men this morning in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, for the alleged “sexual assault” of statue Ganesh (A Hindu god)
According to reports, the crime took place on Tuesday night, it also shocked the entire country, who had already been shaken by several sexual scandals over the last few years.
Its also reported, that more than a dozen Indians witnessed the crime and called the police, but the men had already left when the police arrived on the site. Fortunately for the police, two of the men bragged about their crime to a group of friends, who immediately denounced them.
During their interrogation, they rapidly gave the names of many other men who had participated in the crime.
The Odisha State police and the Bhubaneswar–Cuttack Police Commissionerate launched a vast joint operation this morning, and were able to arrest 6 of the 11 suspects they were looking for.
“These men took part in one of the most horrible crimes in the history of the country,” said Captain Jayesh Kumar, spokesman of the Odisha State Police. “I really hope the tribunal will make an example of them, to show everyone that such unacceptable behaviors have serious consequences.”
The 7 men, aged from 19 to 33 years old, were drunk when they committed the crime. They will now face very serious criminal charges of desecrating a holy site, for which they could be executed if found guilty.
The Indian authorities are still searching for 2 other suspects who are believed to have participated in the crime, and they hope to be able to arrest them over the next few days.