A group of people vandalized a Christian prayer house in Roorkee on Sunday morning as prayers were offered there, alleging the place was being used for religious conversions.
The incident happened at the Solanipuram settlement in Roorkee, where the house of prayer is located.
According to people praying there, at around 10 a.m. a group of people also including women arrived at the prayer hall brandishing slogans against the people running the prayer house.
The crowd alleged that missionaries and Christian worshipers had carried out the religious conversion of some Hindus in the name of charity and religious gathering.
The mob vandalized the house of prayer and also physically abused some faithful and Christian representatives who tried to calm them down and intervene.
Amarchand Sharma, station officer, Civil Lines, said police arrived at the scene as soon as they got information about the violence taking place there.
“The case has come to light and the police are preparing to press charges against the culprits, with an inspector rank officer investigating the case,” said Roorkee circle officer Vivek Kumar.
Representatives of both parties were present at the police station to lodge their complaints, until this report was tabled.
N Wilson, who has been associated with the Christian house of prayer for a few years, has denied the allegations of religious conversion or any such activity taking place at the religious place of worship. He said that for the past two decades, regular prayers, mass meetings and charitable activities have been organized from the house of prayer.