Three Hindu shrines across Mannar were vandalised last night, just one day before Hindus celebrate Maha Sivaraththri.
The Vigneswaran temple in Thalaimannar, built in 1988 by the Indian Peace Keeping Forces, was broken into. Three statues have been stolen.
A Pillaiyar Shrine in Thalvupodi, which was built 18 years ago was broken and parts of the shrine damaged.
A Pillaiyar statue in Thallaatti, which was only recently installed after the previous statue was vandalised on a number occasions, has been stolen.
Complaints have been filed at Mannar Police Station.