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Two stolen Panchaloha idols worth Rs 1 cr found

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

Two stolen Panchaloha idols of Lord Nataraj and Goddess Sivakami were found lying on a road leading to the air port here.

The idols, stolen from a temple at Anupanadi 15 days back, were recovered by the Avaniapuram Police Station personnel today.

The value of the beautifully sculpted idols was put at Rs one crore and they were 120 years old.

Teppakulam police who were looking for the culprits got the information that there was a move to smuggle the idols in a car, and started checking the vehicles, and alerted the Avaniapuram police also.

Police in the meanwhile got another information that the idols had been abandoned on the mud road leading to the air port and searched the road, where they found the Idols.

Police suspect that those who had stolen the idols could not transport them due to tight Police vigil and could have abandoned the idols on the road.

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First Published: Mon, July 13 2015. 22:48 IST