Over a dozen crosses installed atop graves at the cemetery in Bharatnagar of Shahapur were found broken, damaged and uprooted. Some of the graves had also been damaged and a waiting room inside the cemetery was found burnt. Empty liquor bottles and other material were found littered in the room.
Bishop Peter Machado urged the police to hold a proper inquiry. He said that he expected the Belagavi City Corporation officials to provide proper fencing to the cemetery.