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Saukur Durga Parameshwari Temple burgled yet again

Saukur Durga Parameshwari Temple burgled yet again

Mangalore Today News Network

Kundapur, Feb 2, 2016 : In a second  burglary in the Saukur Durga Parameshwari Temple in Kundapur in the past six month period, thieves broke into the temple on the night of February 1, Monday have decamped with the silver face mask of the presiding deity apart from the offering box of the Temple. The Karimani chain  which was missing from the idol of the Goddess has been found discarded nearby.

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The temple coming under the Mujrai Department was once earlier burgled 15 years ago too. The police have so far failed to apprehend the thieves wanted in the earlier theft cases.

Earlier on the night of August 14, last year thieves who gained entry into the  temple had stolen a large silver mask, a golden replica of the face of the Goddess, Utsava Murthis made in gold and silver, a silver umbrella, silver mask of Lord Veerabhadra and donation boxes, other ornaments and Panchaloha idols.  The donation boxes included the  golden ornaments gifted  by the devotees.

 It is being stated that the temple lacked adequate  security arrangements  and that the siren installed in the temple was not functional. Even the six CCTV cameras installed in the temple are said to be of poor quality.

Senior police officials including DySP Manjunath Shetty, Circle Inspector Diwaker and others visited the spot  and investigations are in progress.

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Kavita Rajesh, Harihara Tue, February-2-2016, 10:43

Vinaasha kalakke vipareetha buddhi. Who ever has done this will be caught soon.

Dharun, Calicut Tue, February-2-2016, 10:41

All these days people where bee robed but now they have targeted the temples.

Maheshwari Shridhar, Udupi Tue, February-2-2016, 10:39

The today’s generation is loosing respect and fear about God. never get into a such cheap profession of stealing. It is temporary and should lead a discontented life. Instead earn your living and be happy with what you have.

Sanath Kumar, Mangalore Tue, February-2-2016, 10:34

How can the temple management be so negligent? Hope not the same team is making an attempt?

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