A total of Rs. 3.50 lakh in cash and 20 sovereigns of gold jewellery were stolen from a temple at Rathinapuri near here.

According to police sources, Parthiban, the priest of Karumariamman Temple at Subbathal layout, had locked the temple on Friday around 10pm. When he returned on the early hours of Saturday, he found the main entrance door locks broken.

Further, the doors of presiding deity’s sanctum sanctorum and temple administrative office were also broken. Upon searching the place, the priest found that around 20 sovereigns of gold jewellery belonging to the presiding deity to be missing along with Rs. 3.50 lakh in cash.

The temple officials immediately alerted the police. A team led by Assistant Commissioner Manohar and personnel from the Rathinapuri police visited the temple.

Woman robbed

The city police are on the lookout for two persons who robbed five sovereigns gold jewellery from a woman.

According to the police, the woman was walking with her 19-year-old son on Sirumugai to Annur Road on Friday when two youth approached them on a motorcycle. They pretended to ask directions and suddenly snatched the jewellery.

Murder attempt

The police are on the lookout for V. Manikandan, a resident of Vadakkipalayam, for allegedly attempting to murder his wife. According to the police, Manikandan got married around nine years ago. They had frequent quarrels resulting in his wife leaving him. Manikandan had approached his wife on Thursday and asked her to return. When she refused, Manikandan had allegedly struck her with a sickle on the face and neck. She had been admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.

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