Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022
Outlook.com

Claiming 'Nightmares', Thieves Return 14 Stolen Idols From Balaji Temple In UP's Chitrakoot

Thieves returned stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols to the priest of an ancient Balaji temple in Chitrakoot claiming that they were having nightmares after committing the crime.

Claiming 'Nightmares', Thieves Return 14 Stolen Idols From Balaji Temple In UP's Chitrakoot
Balaji Temple (Representational Image) Govind Jangir / Shutterstock.com

Thieves returned 14 stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols to the priest of an ancient Balaji temple in Chitrakoot claiming they were having nightmares after committing the crime, police said on Monday.

"16 ashtadhatu idols worth several crores were stolen from the ancient Balaji temple at Taraunha on the night of May 9. In this connection, Mahant Rambalak had lodged an FIR against unknown thieves," Station House Officer of Sadar Kotwali Karvi, Rajiv Kumar Singh, said.

"Out of 16 stolen idols, 14 were found mysteriously in a sack near the residence of Mahant Rambalak on Sunday," he said, adding that the priest also found a letter with the sack in which thieves wrote that they were having scary dreams at night, so because of fear they are returning the idols.

At present all the 14 'ashtadhatu' (made up of eight metals) idols have been deposited in the Kotwali and further action is being taken, he added

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement