A resident of Madhya Pradesh was arrested on Saturday for allegedly damaging an idol of Lord Hanuman at an 'ashram' in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Deepak Kumar, a resident of Neemuch district, was living in Pouni area for the last few days but the motive behind his sacrilegious act was not known immediately, a police official said.
He said a complaint was received on Friday in which it was alleged that some unidentified persons destroyed the idol at Shiv Shakti ashram in Kothian village around 4 am.
Senior Superintendent of Police Rashmi Wazir constituted a special team and a probe was initiated after registration of case against the accused, the official said.
He said a few suspects were rounded up on the basis of some inputs.
In this process, the police team got a major breakthrough on Saturday evening when it zeroed on and arrested Kumar, the prime accused, the official said.