Madanapalle: Some unscrupulous elements have blasted the Dhwajasthambham (main pillar) of the Nalla Veera Gangamma temple in the CTP village under Madanapalle mandal during the night, to search for hidden treasure buried under it.
According to police, the miscreants used gelatin sticks to blast the holy pillar of the temple. The blast was heard in the entire village. Stones from the pillar flew to a distance of 20 meters. Villagers rushed out of their houses in fear. Village heads came and complained about the blast to the police.