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TIRUVANNAMALAI, February 20, 2015 :Four bronze idols, estimated to be worth Rs 3 lakh, were stolen from a Jain Temple in Salukkai village near Vandavasi.

The incident came to light on Tuesday morning when the priest had gone to perform the regular pooja and saw the main gate and the door of the sanctum broken open.

On information, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mahendran of Vandavasi along with two inspectors conducted an inquiry. Police officials said that the bronze idols weigh around 20 kgs and include idols of Mahaveer Jain and Thirthankar. The miscreants scaled the compound wall of the temple and broke open the main gate of the sanctum and decamped with the idols. Special teams have been formed to investigate the case. Source: Express News Service