Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple

Updated - February 03, 2016 05:39 am IST

Published - February 03, 2016 12:00 am IST - Udupi:

An unidentified person broke into the Sri Durgaparmeshwara Temple at Sowkur in Gulvady village coming under the Kundapur police station limits in the early hours of Tuesday and made good with gold and silver ornaments worth Rs. 1.35 lakh. This is second incident of theft in the temple within a span of six months.

According to the police, the unidentified person entered the sanctum sanctorum of the temple between midnight and 1 a.m. on Tuesday and made good with a silver mask, two silver umbrellas, three golden chains and a pair of golden earrings used for the deity.

The value of the stolen valuables had been estimated at Rs. 1.35 lakh. A team of fingerprint experts and a dog squad were pressed into service, the police said.

CCTV cameras too had been installed at the temple and the police are examining footage. “We have some clues. We are hopeful of cracking it,” said Superintendent of Police K. Annamalai.

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