It was a treasure worth keeping under the wraps. But differences cropped up between two people over its possession. Now the police are investigating the matter.
The treasure was dug out of the land of C Govinda at Gungral Chatra village in Yelwal hobli of Mysore taluk.
In a complaint filed at Yelwal police station on March 21, Govinda, a native of Hanumanthapura village, alleged that one R Krishnappa cheated him by not returning the gold coins found in his field in April 2013.
According to the complaint, Krishnappa of Yelwala village cheated Govinda after promising him that he would return the treasure after performing rituals.
“Krishnappa took me to my field in Gungralchatra where a few people found digging up land using a backhoe. They dug the land around 15 ft deep and found a copper pot with gold coins. Krishnappa took the pot away, saying that he would return it after performing pooja for three days,” Govinda alleged.
“But he threatened me when I asked for it later,” he alleged.
Govinda alleged that Krishnappa did not return gold coins, though he waited for three months.
He also sent a copy of the complaint to the Deputy Commissioner who in turn asked the Superintendent of Police to investigate the matter.
Yelwala Police said a case was registered under SC/ST Atrocities Act against Krishnappa and the matter was taken up for investigation by Deputy Superintendent of Police Srihari Baragur who was later transferred. The new DSP will continue the investigation, they said. Superintendent of Police Abhinav Khare said a cheating case was filed but nobody has confirmed that a treasure was found in the village.