Tribune News Service
Sultanpur Lodhi, April 4
Though crime incidents are on the decline due to the spread of coronavirus in the district, an incident of theft took place at the Shiv temple, near the entrance to the Rail Coach Factory, today.
Two miscreants, including a plumber and a welder, entered the temple in broad daylight and decamped with the silver crowns of the idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. Since the temple, and the nearby RCF were closed due to lockdown, there was little movement around due to which the miscreants commited the theft easily.
Entering the temple around 2 pm, the duo first broke the shutter of the temple with an iron rod. Then they broke into an aluminum partition between the temple and adjoining satsang hall. After entering it, they broke glass frames around the idols of the deities and stole two silver crowns. They also took away the cash offerings.
The two, however, also made an unsuccessful attempt to break open a huge donation box. A complaint has been lodged at the Hussainpur police post on the basis of a statement given by KP Chauhan from the temple and Jai Prakash, the caretaker of an adjoining gaushala.
The CCTV camera footage of the incident helped the ASI-cum-incharge of the Police Post, Paramjit Singh, in identifying the suspects. One of the miscreants has been identified as Sonu, a plumber from Bhulano village. The other suspect belongs to Tibba village of Kapurthala. He is yet to be identified.
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