Romanian man decapitated the statue of Holy Mary twice in Hungary
The prosecution has proposed the arrest of a Romanian man for vandalism committed by destroying an object of religious veneration: the perpetrator decapitated the Holy Mary statue in Dunavecse again on New Year's Eve, which he had already smashed last May and has since been restored.
The Kunszentmiklós District Prosecution Office has proposed the arrest of a Romanian man for committing vandalism by destroying an object of religious veneration. The perpetrator in Dunavecse vandalized the Saint Mary statue on New Year’s Eve, which he had previously smashed last May and had since been restored.
According to well-founded suspicion, on the night of May 19 last year, the man damaged the Medjugorje Virgin Mary statue erected by the local Roman Catholic Parish in a roundabout in Dunavecse. He broke off the part of the statue from the head to the chest, as well as the left arm completely. After the religious statue was restored, the man again smashed its head with an unknown object on New Year’s Eve morning.
The police of Kunszentmiklós identified and apprehended the man with exemplary speed. He was interrogated as a suspect for committing two acts of vandalism by destroying an object of religious veneration.
The prosecution proposed the arrest of the foreigner, who has a criminal record, due to the risk of escape, hiding, preventing repeat offenses, and unlawful influence on the proceedings.
The investigating judge of the Kecskemét District Court ordered the man’s detention for one month today, due to the risk of unlawful influence on the proceedings and to prevent repeat offenses. The prosecutor acknowledged the decision, the suspect appealed against it, which will be decided by the Kecskemét Court.