Mangaluru

Stolen temple jewellery found in field

Silver articles worth Rs. 6.5 lakh and Rs. 1 lakh in cash was stolen from the temple, according to Uppinangady police.

The Uppinangady police are suspecting involvement of a local person in the theft of ornaments and cash from Laxmi Venkataramana temple on June 5. Part of the stolen silver articles were discovered in an agriculture field in Nattiebail near Uppinangady on Tuesday.

According to Uppinangady police, silver articles worth Rs. 6.5 lakh and Rs. 1 lakh in cash was stolen from the temple. On June 16, workers on the plantation of Krishna Nayak Nattiebial discovered a plastic bag containing th silver articles. This plastic bag was found while clearing grass growing by the side of water passage-way in the field.

The police was informed, and they, on investigation found the silver articles — weighing 6.800 grams — to be those stolen from the temple. The police said the way the stolen articles had been hidden gives suspicion of involvement of local persons in the theft.

Motorcyclists injured

A motorcycle driver was injured after the bus that was following hit the vehicle on M.T. Road in Puttur on Wednesday. The Puttur Traffic police said the bus driver was in an inebriated state. The injured motorcyclist has been admitted to a private hospital. The bus driver has been taken to Puttur Government hospital for medical examination to know the extent of alcohol consumption.

Another motorcyclist was injured after he hit an incoming city bus near Vamanjoor on Wednesday. The Mangaluru Traffic East police said Faisal (20) came in the wrong direction and was hit by the bus going towards State Bank Circle. Faisal has been admitted to a private hospital in Kuntikana.

Eight arrested

The Central Crime Branch police have arrested eight persons for allegedly attempting to murder Illyas, a person with criminal background, in Jokatte Industrial area. The arrested persons are: Shahil (20), Suzan (18), Mohammed Aneez (18), Abdul Rawoof (20), Mohammed Suhail (20), Mahendra (35), Shrinivasa (40) and Sharavana (36).

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