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Burglars steal 19 idols from Jain temple

    Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), June 27, 2012: Burglars gained entry into Jain temple at Aghapura and escaped with 19 Digambar swamy idols and 20 stands on Monday night.

    The miscreants entered the temple by breaking open the window grill. They used the keys kept inside to open the display safes and took away seven silver idols and 12 idols made of copper and bronze. They also stole 20 idol stands made of silver, Habeeb Nagar inspector NSV Venkateswar Rao said.

    The incident came to light on Tuesday when the temple doors were opened in the morning.

    Based on a complaint lodged by temple committee representative Pavan, a burglary case was registered under sections 457/380 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). – News Courtesy: Times of India

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