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3 idols stolen from Jain temple in Allahabad

    Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), June 29, 2015: Unidentified burglars made away with three astadhatu idols worth crores of rupees from an old Jain temple located at Korhar Bazaar under Meja police station late on Tuesday night. Following the incident, irate locals blocked Meja Road, demanding that police authorities crack the incident at the earliest.

    The theft came to the fore when a woman devotee reached the temple and found the locks of the gate broken. She subsequently informed the village head. Later, three astadhatu idols were found missing.

    As news of idol theft spread in the area, locals assembled in front of the temple and blocked vehicular movement. The village head of the area later informed police and demanded early arrest of culprits. – News Courtesy: The Times of India

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