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Idols worth over Rs 40 lakh stolen from temple on Bhubaneswar outskirts

9/05/2022 at 11:42 AM

Khordha, May 9: In a midnight heist, some miscreants have allegedly stolen idols worth over Rs 40 lakh from a temple in Balipatna locality on the outskirts of the capital city Bhubaneswar late last night.

Sources said, when the priest arrived at the temple to perform daily rituals in the wee hours of Monday, they found the lock of the main gate broken.

Thereafter, they went inside the temple premises to find that several valuable and antique idols of the lords were missing.

The temple authorities have informed that the stolen idols were antique and weighed over one quintal. The estimated worth of the stolen idols is over Rs 40 lakh.

On being alerted, police arrived at the spot and initiated a probe into the matter.

Police suspect the involvement of a big racket behind the theft.

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