Indore (Madhya Pradesh), January 29, 2013: Unidentified thieves struck at a Jain temple in Annapurna area late on Tuesday night and decamped with four donation boxes containing cash.
The theft occurred at Adinath Jain temple in Sudama Nagar. When a caretaker of the temple Devendra Jain reached there around 5.30 am, he found the door open.
When Jain entered the temple, he found that four donation boxes kept inside were missing.
He immediately raised an alarm and soon police was also informed.
During preliminary investigation police recovered a broken and empty donation box near the temple but the thieves fled with a big box containing over Rs 45,000 as they could not open it, police said.
A large number of members of Jain community and residents of the locality gathered on the spot and alleged lackadaisical patrolling by cops as the main reason behind soaring incidents of thefts in the area.
It may be noted that after posh localities of Palasia police station area, various colonies in Annapurna area have become a hotspot for burglars and thieves and earlier only houses were targeted but for past few months thieves are targeting temples. -News Courtesy: Daily Bhaskar