In a bizarre turn of events, a building that was believed to be a temple has actually turned out to be a toilet.
For more than a year, the residents of Maudaha in Hamirpur district would offer prayers and perform puja outside the door that was locked. No one knew whether any deity was installed inside or not.
“The building that is located in the premises of the community health centre, was painted saffron and shaped like a temple. People believed it to be a temple and no one bothered to clarify. It was only recently that an official told us that it was actually a toilet,” said Rakesh Chandel, a resident.