Yedapadav: Thieves steal money from donation box at Ram Mandir


Team Udayavani, Apr 24, 2019, 11:56 AM IST

Yedapadav: Thieves gained access into the famous Ram Mandir here and made off with around Rs 45,000 in cash after breaking open the donations box within the temple early on Tuesday morning April 23rd.

The theft was realized when a person identified as Shankar arrived near the temple in the morning to release water.

The thieves who had gained access into the temple by breaking open the lock of the front door had smashed three boxes within the temple. The donation box contained the donations that were collected during the recent Ram Navami programme that was conducted here. The police suspect that the theft must have been carried out by professional thieves who knew of the collected donation. The door of sanctum sanctorum was found locked and untampered.

CCTV captures the act

The CCTV cameras installed within the temple captured video of a masked thief carrying out the act. Two other CCTV cameras were non-functional after having been struck by lightning. The police conducted investigation at the location under the leadership of Bajpe Inspector Parashiva Murthy. Fingerprint experts and the canine unit has visited the location.

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