Hindu temple in London suburb robbed

Last Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 18:54

London: A Hindu temple and a priest
visiting from India in a London suburb have been robbed of
thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and cash, reports said.

The incident happened in the early hours of July 7 in
Thornton Heath, when at least three men reportedly forced
their way into the temple, desecrating the worship area by
stealing religious jewellery, gold chains and pendants.

After stealing cash from the donation box, the thieves
broke into a temple office, waking up a visiting priest from
India asleep in the bedroom next door.

The unnamed priest, in his 40s, was injured as the
thieves snatched a gold chain with a pendant from his neck,
the reports said.

The Croydon police have appealed to the public for
information.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 18:54

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