Thieves steal 16 idols of deities from Jain temple in Maharashtra

    19-Dec-2020
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In Virar town of Maharashtra's Palghar district, two unidentified persons allegedly stole 16 idols of deities collectively worth Rs 1.58 lakh from a Jain temple. Police said that the incident has been captured on the CCTV cameras installed at the temple.
 
Thieves Steal 16 Idols of 
 
According to the report, a police official said, "The two thieves broke into the Shree Sambhavnath Jain Temple during the intervening night of Tuesday (Dec 15) and Wednesday (Dec 16) after scaling the compound wall, and decamped with 16 'Ashtadhatu' (octo-alloy) idols worth Rs 1.58 lakh."
 
"The priest was sleeping in the temple at the time of the incident. When he got up around 5 am, he found that the main door open of the Temple was open and the idols were missing," police said.
 
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