Idol atop hill found damaged after thunderstorm
    Gondia (Maha), July 26 (PTI) A Shiva idol installed on
a hill in Arjuni Morgaon tehsil in Gondia district was found
damaged, possibly by lightning, police said on Friday.
    The 15-feet-tall idol, made of Plaster of Paris and
fiberglass, stands atop Pratapgarh hills.
    It was found in half-burnt condition on Friday, with
preliminary inspection suggesting that lightning may have
struck it.
    The region witnessed heavy rains and thunderstorm on
    Former Maharashtra Minister Rajkumar Badole visited
the spot and appealed people to maintain peace. PTI COR

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