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TN villagers suspect 'treasure hunt' at temple, lodge plaint

Press Trust of India  |  Kancheepuram 

Suspecting a hunt for hidden treasure by a group of men allegedly in the garb of renovating an ancient temple in ruins, villagers near here Sunday lodged a police complaint.

The villagers at Pullaloor found some men carrying out civil work by putting up scaffolding inside the centuries old dilapidated temple premises and questioned them.

Unconvinced by their replies that they were carrying out repair work, they lodged a police complaint, seeking a probe.

"The villagers in their complaint said they were not told beforehand about the repair work...they suspect the motives of the men behind the task, which is said to be for renovation," a told

Two men connected with the renovation are being questioned and the villagers suspect that the 'repair' may be an excuse to search for hidden treasure, believed to be inside the ancient temple, he said.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 21:10 IST