(DNAINDIA) — The police had to rush to Kharodi village near Malwani on Friday morning to ensure there was no stampede-like situation after a large crowd gathered around a crucifix in the area with the belief that water had started seeping from its feet `miraculously'.
The Jesus statue at Kharodi village comes under St Anthony's Parish and is located near the Infant Jesus Chapel. As soon as locals heard the news, they rushed with water bottles to collect `holy water', forming long queues. The Malwani police had to later rush to the spot to control the crowd.
"The pictures and videos of the statue soon went viral as devotees from Andheri and Bandra rushed to the spot to check for themselves. We also saw people from far off suburbs collecting holy water from the feet", said Greg Periera, resident of Malwani village.
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