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Vittal’s ancient Mahishamardini Temple burgled; valuables worth Rs 6.14 lakh stolen

Vittal’s ancient Mahishamardini Temple burgled; valuables worth Rs 6.14 lakh stolen


Mangalore Today News Network

Bantwal, July 8, 2016: Silver ornaments worth nearly Rs 6.14 lakhs and cash from two donation boxes were stolen from the ancient Punacha Mahishamardini Temple in Vittal on July 7.


Vittal’s ancient Mahishamardini Temple burgled


The temple is nearly 8 centuries old. Sources said the thieves made their way into the temple by climbing the roof of the Annapoorneshwari shrine and then entering the temple precincts using a pole which was kept there. A vain attempt was also made by the thieves to enter the sanctum sanctorum.

The donation boxes at the entrance and in front of the sanctum sanctorum were also broken open and cash stolen.  The stolen silver articles of the Goddess weighed 17.5 kgs. A dog squad and finger print experts have been pressed into service. Police teams led by Bantwal Circle Inspector Belliappa and Vittal SI Prakash Devadiga also inspected the CCTV footages to find any clue.

The Police Department has formed a special team to track down the burglars.


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Zareena Begaum, Manipal Fri, July-8-2016, 2:36
How lang can you lead life with the robbed money ? Instead earn your living in a better way .
Nagesh, Mysore Fri, July-8-2016, 1:54
The thieves rob the temples but the problem is the younger generation asking Where is God Why is he silent ?
Ashika, Banglore Fri, July-8-2016, 1:11
These days place of worship has become commercialized.
Raghhavendra Achar, Nellyadi Fri, July-8-2016, 1:07
Soon they will be in Jail. But this should not happen . where is the respect towards God ?why do we go to temple ?
Sathish Kumar, Mumbai Fri, July-8-2016, 12:54
What non sense youth are lacking fear and respect towards God. They think the God doesn’t respond to what they are doing? But one day they will be in Jail that’s it
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