A Bible and other religious books were found burnt at St Sebastian Nagar in Daund, about 80km from Pune.The grotto, which is located in an open space outside St Sebastian’s church, is frequented by a large number of worshipers. The Bible, prayer
books and a hymnal in various languages are kept at the grotto.
Fr Denis Joseph, parish priest of St Sebastian’s church, told the media that a local resident, Raymond Dias, saw thick black fumes emanating in front of the grotto around 5 am. The police visited the spot and verified the incident.