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Man Arrested for Robbing Temples

Published: 13th February 2015 05:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2015 05:58 AM   |  A+A-

THRISSUR:A shadow police team here on Thursday has arrested a 55-year-old man and his 15-year-old accomplice on charges of committing more than 30 temple thefts in various parts of the state.

The police have also retrieved sacred ornaments of a deity, 340 gm of gold ornaments and two leopard claws, stolen from a temple in Palakkad. The arrested Jayaranjan, of Varkkala, is well-versed in astrology and panchangam. He used to commit theft  after holding detailed study of a temple. He has robbed 31 temples in Thrissur, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur.

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