Thieves burgle Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple at Kumpala, decamp with valuables

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Mangalore, Feb 13:  The Thieves have decamped with gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 3 lakhs and cash from Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple at Kumpala near Ullal on February 12, Wednesday night.

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The theft came to light on Thursday morning, when the priest arrived at the shrine to perform puja.

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The thieves have stolen silver mask of the Lord, silver armour, prabhavali of Durgadevi idol and  karimani weighing two and a half sovereigns. The amount of Rs 25,000 kept for Shivaratri celebrations and the cash from the kanike box have been also stolen.

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It is learnt that, the thieves have climbed the wall, removed the temple roofing of the dining hall of the temple which is under construction to enter.

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Dog squad and finger print experts have been called for investigation.

Ullal police have registered the case and investigation is on.

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MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLC Ganesh Karnik and former minister Krishna Palemar visited the temple.

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