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Ornaments of Kali idols stolen in Birbhum: villagers protest

Press Trust of India  |  Suri (WB) 

The ornaments of two Kali idols of a temple were stolen at Chinpai village of district triggering furore among locals who blocked road, the police said.

The idols were decorated with gold and silver ornaments on the occasion of Kali puja Tuesday. Those were found missing by the this morning, they said.

Angry over the theft, hundreds of villagers, including women, sat on the busy national highway.

Initially, police tried to disperse the villagers, but failed. Once the officer-in-charge of the local police station reached the spot, he was chased by them.

After about two hours, of Police Subimal Pal arrived and the blockade was lifted.

of Police Kunal Agarwal said that the situation was under control. Senior police officers were camping in the spot.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 14:05 IST