Three Arrested for Stealing Idols from Temples

Published: 08th January 2014 06:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th January 2014 06:10 PM   |  A+A-


Three youths allegedly involved in stealing precious idols from several temples in    the state were arrested here Wednesday.            

Five stolen idols of Lord Krishana, Radha, Bajranjbali, Saligram and other articles of temples were recovered from the three accused, all in 20s, police said.               

The three accused -- Tanwar Singh Meena (26), Dhanraj Meena (26) and Phralad Meena (25) -- all residents of Loharikala village of Bhilwara district, had allegedly stolen six idols and some other religious articles from temples of Umar and Devgi Ka Thana villages in the district in April last year, Hindoli police station SHO Bhanwar Singh Hada said.          

During interrogation, they also admitted to have stolen idols from other temples in Tonk and Bhilwara districts, the  SHO said, adding some more members of the gang are likely to be arrested soon.       



Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp