Chennai’s Shiva temple cash box burgled

April 17th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin  


Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The donation box in the biggest Shiva temple here was found to have burgled Thursday morning, and caused some tense moments for the police and the temple authorities, the police said. This led to visits of journalists and television camera crew to the temple where photography is prohibited, which in turn resulted in a few media personnel being roughed up by temple employees, police sources said.

The rifled cash box has been checked for fingerprints and a dog squad was pressed into service to trace the culprits, officials said.

“We are trying to ascertain how burglars managed to gain entry into the locked temple and are hopeful of catching the culprits soon,” a police spokesman added.

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