School attack
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Holy Child Auxilium, a Christian school in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area, was declared shut on Friday after being allegedly vandalised the night before.

According to latest reports, Rs. 12,000 was stolen from the school. Police Commissioner BS Bassi says it's a case of theft, rejects vandalism theory.

According to church officials, students were sent back home to avoid chaos and panic.

"The attack came to light on Friday morning. It is suspected two men entered the school premises and destroyed the CCTV and then proceeded to ransack the principal's office. No one has been injured in the incident," a senior school official said.

There is currently no information on whether the CCTVs were broken or not, reports NDTV.

Media has been barred from entering the school premises.

HRD minister Smriti Irani is supposed to visit the school. She is an alumnus of the institution.

Meanwhile, Delhi CM-elect Arvind Kejriwal has strongly condemned the attack, saying that such acts would not be tolerated.

The latest act of vandalism comes on the back of a number of similar attacks on churches in Delhi. At least nine churches have been attacked between 2012-2014, according to data released by Delhi Police.

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