12 October 2019
Puri: In a shocking incident, robbers have allegedly looted idols of the deities along with their gold ornaments from the Gopinath temple at Balabhadrapur village under Chandanpur police limits in Odisha's Puri district on Friday night.
An FIR has been lodged at the Chandanpur police station in this regard by the priest of the temple, police said.
The priest of the temple discovered the theft on Saturday morning. He found the locks of the iron grill gates of the temple's sanctum sanctorum broken and saw that the idols with their gold ornaments were missing. The lock on the temple 'hundi' was also found open , police said quoting from the FIR .
"An FIR has been lodged in this regard. As per the FIR the idols and their gold ornaments have been looted, " informed Trinath Kanhar, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Chandanpur Police Station over phone to Ommcom News.
" IIC sir has left for the spot. Investigation is on. Scientific team has been requisitioned
and are waiting for its arrival," he added.