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Idols worth crores stolen from temple, priest killed

Armed Robbers Made Off With 14 Ashtadhatu Idols From A Temple Under Ram Nagar Police Station In Etmadpur Town And Hacked The Priest To Death, Police Said Today.

PTI | Updated on: 11 Aug 2016, 08:43:30 AM
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Armed robbers made off with 14 ashtadhatu idols from a temple under Ram Nagar police station in Etmadpur town and hacked the priest to death, police said today. 

According to SSP Preetinder Singh, the incident occurred last night when 250-year-old Lal Mandir was targeted by the robbers. 
He said the stolen idols were worth crores of rupees, adding that a hunt was launched to nab the culprits. 

Local BJP leaders, along with villagers, staged a protest on the Agra-Aligarh road demanding prompt action in the case. The priest, who had put up a resistance, was hacked to death with an axe by the robbers, the SSP said.

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First Published : 11 Aug 2016, 08:40:00 AM

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