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Burglars decamp with lakhs worth of loot at Jain temple

Press Trust of India  |  Meerut 

Gold and silver idols worth lakh of rupees were allegedly stolen from a Jain temple here, the police said today.

The loot took place at Shri 1008 Digamber Jain Mandir in Rajendrapuram area under Inchauli police station of the district. The incident came to light when women reached the temple yesterday evening and found that the gold and silver idols, utencils, throne and the cash in the donation box was missing, police said.

The thieves also toook away the camera and DVR set from the temple.

Police suspect that the robbery is a handiwork of Deepak, a gardener employed in the temple, who is missing since the incident.

As per the complaint registered with the police, the looted items include five precious gem idols, a golden umbrella weighing about 100 g, five silver thrones, nine-inch silver idols weighing 2.5 kg each totalling 11 kg, besides about Rs one lakh cash from the donation box.

The incident has sparked an outrage among the Jain community of the area.

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First Published: Sat, November 29 2014. 15:16 IST