Temple thieves struck at one more place of worship in Old City on Monday night, but surprisingly left the place without taking anything.
On Monday night, burglars gained entry into Sri Pochamma temple at Old Malakpet, but left the place after disturbing it by removing some ornaments adorned by the presiding deity. Locals, who noticed the broken temple gate lock, alerted the management on Tuesday morning. The temple trustees rushed to the spot and realized that the miscreants had gained entry by breaking the lock of the sanctum sanctorum. Police were informed about the incident.
“The silver crown, body armour, gold nose stud adorned by the deity were removed and placed on the floor, but nothing was stolen,” Chaderghat inspector Syed Nayeemuddin Javed said.
Clues team has collected some fingerprints from the spot. In view of the rivalry between a former priest of the temple, residing nearby,
and the temple management, police suspect the role of an insider in the crime. A case was booked under sections 457/511 (trespass to commit theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). TOI