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Treasure hunt: One killed after portion of 600-year-old temple crashes


Team Udayavani, Aug 8, 2020, 10:10 AM IST

Hoskote: A treasure hunt turned fatal to a youth who was crushed to death under a six-century-old temple after crashed when he along with eight of his friends digging its floor.

The deceased have been identified as Suresh (23). The incident took place between 11 pm and 3 am at Sarovara Anjaneyaswamy Temple on August 8.

As per sources nine miscreants trespassed into the Muzrai temple premises and began digging up its floor near the stone pillars. A portion of the temple collapsed and Suresh was crushed to death under the pillar, while two sustained leg fractures and a third suffered severe injuries.

It is gathered that the treasure hunt was not new to this village. Some miscreants had dug up the ‘Kalyani’ area of the temple for treasure a few months ago. Two months ago, there was an attempt to dig for treasure at the same spot where the nine-member gang struck.

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