April 15, 2024

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Six ‘astadhatu’ idols stolen from Bihar temple

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Six idols of various deities made of ‘astadhatu’ were stolen from a temple in Kursela area in Bihar’s Katihar district, a police officer said today.

The thieves broke into Muradpur Thakurbari temple last night and stole idols of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Laxman, Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesh, the Sub-Divisional Police OfficerRakesh Kumar said.

According to the temple’s priest Jaiprakash, the stolen idols were made of ‘astadhatu’ and some of them were over a century old.

The theft was detected this morning when the priest opened the gate of the temple for prayers.

A case has been lodged in this connection and three suspects detained for questioning, the police official said.

Courtesy: PTI

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