‘Holy’ theft: Idols stolen from Harijan temple

A few unidentified thieves entered into the Krishna Temple and took away five of its idols.


Our Correspondent July 01, 2013
A few unidentified thieves entered into the Krishna Temple and took away five of its idols.

SUKKUR:


Five idols were stolen from the Harijan Basti’s temple, situated at Ali Gohar Abad Muhalla in Larkana, on Saturday night, which sparked anger among the Harijan community. The community members have strongly protested against the theft.


A few unidentified thieves, taking advantage of the power outage, entered into the Krishna Temple and took away five of its idols. According to officials, the temple caretaker, Mohan Sarwan, was out of the city and only the watchman was present. The thieves benefitting from the power cut - between 8pm and 9pm - entered the temple and committed the theft.

Upset by this breach in their place of worship, the members of the Harijan community demanded the police arrest the culprits and make sure the idols are returned.

The community elders, Jag Jevan and Sham Lal, told The Express Tribune that all the idols were made of brass and one of them carried gold ornaments. They said that thieves have tried to play with our religious sentiments by stealing the sacred idols of our gods and goddesses.

Larkana ASP Hassan Sardar Niazi told The Express Tribune that they are trying their best to recover the stolen idols.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 1st, 2013.

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