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Kanchi temple broken into, bronze idol stolen

CHENNAI: A 50-year-old Chamundeswari temple at Perumbakkam close to Madurantakam in Kancheepuram district used to be broken into late on Tuesday night and a two-feet top bronze idol of the Goddess stolen. A case has been registered and police have introduced a hunt.

The robbery got here to gentle on Wednesday morning when the manager priest got here to open the temple and to his surprise found the door lock broken and the idol lacking from its pedestal. The priest immediately knowledgeable the temple trustees who in turn knowledgeable the police staff. A crew from the Madurantakam station quickly arrived at the position and held inquiries with the temple government and the priest.

A crew of fingerprint professionals later lifted several sets of fingerprints from the spot of the housebreaking and despatched them to the police lab for research. Police suspect that the burglar or burglars may have done a recce of the temple and monitored the on a regular basis regimen of the priest and the others prior to hanging late in the night on Tuesday.

The priest informed police that after he carried out the last night time prayer for the goddess there have been about 50 devotees provide. He then locked the sanctum sanctorum, closed all of the other doors in the temple and left for house after informing the trustees, he added.

Apart from goddess’s bronze idol, whose worth is still being ascertained, cash offered by means of the devotees used to be lacking from the hundi positioned inside the sanctum sanctorum. The temple government didn’t set up CCTV cameras on the premises and the police crew tasked with tracking down the suspects is now scanning the photos from CCTV cameras installed at flats and shops close to the temple for clues to the crime.

The Chamundeeshwari temple had set up in Perumbakkam village greater than five decades in the past and a clergyman decided on by means of the villagers performs regimen prayers in the morning and night time as well as particular rituals.

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