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Bihar: Idols of deities stolen from temple

Last Updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 21:17

Begusarai (Bihar): Unidentified thieves
stole four idols of Hindu deities from a temple in Navla
village in Bihar`s Begusarai district, police said on Sunday.
The thieves, said to be four in number, barged into
the temple premises of late Chandramauli Singh and took out
weapons to intimidate the priest Jang Bahadur Singh last night
before taking away the idols of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lord
Laxman and Lord Hanuman - all made of precious `astadhatu`
stones, police said.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rashid Jama and
Bhagwanpur police station in-charge Mahfooz Ali Khan rushed to
the spot to investigate the theft case and also questioned the
priest in this connection, they said.

The stolen idols were several decades old and worth
Rs 10 lakhs in the market, according to the priest.


First Published: Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 21:17
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