On April 4, unidentified thieves killed a temple priest and stole 13 idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses price crores from Ram Janaki Temple positioned close to Jogi Baba Math on Chapra Mashrakh Marg in district Saran Bihar. When the thieves attacked the temple, 75-years-old priest Gorakhnath Das was current on the premises. The thieves killed him by strangulation and stole the idols and jewelry.
The villagers got here to know in regards to the incident on Tuesday morning after they reached the temple to supply prayers. They noticed the damaged idols and thrashed gadgets throughout the temple premises and rushed to test on the temple priest in his room. When he didn’t open the door, the remainder of the village was knowledgeable, and the police had been referred to as. The locals consider the priest might need recognized the thieves after which he was brutally murdered.
As per a report by Deswa Information, yearly Jhanda Yatra takes place from the temple on Hanuman Jayanti. The flag used within the procession has gold work on it. The thieves, who appear to be properly knowledgeable in regards to the flag, got here to steal however it was already moved by temple authorities. It was once stored in a field in temple which was damaged by the thieves.
The police initiated the investigation, and the lifeless physique of the priest was despatched for autopsy. DSP Muneshwar Prasad Singh stated in an announcement that the crime can be solved quickly. Opposite to the claims made by the locals in regards to the idols, SP Santosh Kumar stated in an announcement that the idols weren’t made of pricy metallic and had been purchased not too long ago. He added the police had been additionally checking if there was a land dispute.
Locals accuse police of inaction
Locals have accused police of inaction in opposition to the miscreants within the area. The enterprise homeowners have alleged that the police have didn’t nab the thieves in latest robberies leading to a rise within the crime charge. Notably, a couple of days previous to the theft within the temple, PN Jewelers in Kashi Market was hit by the robbers, and so they fled with jewelry price one crore.