Viral video: Trio damage stone pillars at Hampi, police probe launched
New Delhi : A group of three men have got themselves in trouble after their video of damaging a stone pillar at Hampi, a UNESCO world heritage site in Karnataka, went viral on the social media platform WhatsApp.
A police probe has been launched against the three men in the matter. Karnataka Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar on Saturday said stringent action would be taken against those responsible. Speaking to media, he said that the police is looking for them and will initiate an action as soon as they are nabbed.
“We will not tolerate any such act of causing damage to historical sites,” he said.
In the viral video on the social media, the three men can be seen pushing a carved stone pillar to the ground, following which it breaks.
The cops, on the other hand, are also trying to verify the authenticity of the video in their preliminary investigations.
A small protest has also been reported with demands of providing security for such monuments.
Watch the viral video below: