charges of dropping objectionable items into the offering box
at a temple here, police sources said on Thursday.
The sources said the two had earlierconfessed their
guiltto the Koragajja Katte (temple for spirit worship)
priest and had surrendered before shrine authorities who later
handed them over to the police.
City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar saidthe
temple authorities had summoned them during the ''Nemotsava''
festival (performance of ''Bhoota Kola''-spirit worship) where
the two allegedly admitted their guilt.
The commissioner saidanother accused, who was a
friend of the duo, had died of serious health issuesrecently.
Later, one of them also faced health issues and
fearing the wrath of the ''Daiva,'' as the temple deity-
Koragajja-is called in Tulunadu region, both decided to
Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused
had resorted to similar acts in at least three places andthe
probe will continue, the commissioner added. PTI MVG