OTTAWA, MARCH 18: A Buddha statue has vandalized by unknown miscreants in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada on Friday night. Police were called to the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Temple at 1481 Heron Rd. Friday morning after two monks who live there reported the damage.
The head of the statue, which sits outside the building, appears to have been smashed apart.
Manoj Da Silva, the temple’s treasurer, said the statue was installed about four months ago and cost approximately $8,000 to purchase and ship from Sri Lanka.
An iron bar believed to have been used to damage the statue was found nearby, according to Da Silva.