In a major crime that involved ancient idols being stolen, it has emerged that seven of such ‘ashtadhatu’ icons were stolen from a temple at Narghoghi in Bihar.
Sarairanjan police officials said that they were informed about the missing idols in the morning yesterday.
This made the police officials of the district to rush to the Ram Janaki Math temple.
It need be mentioned that the idols were made of ‘ashtadhatu’ (an alloy comprising eight precious metals).
Police is currently probing the role of the head priest and home guards deployed for security.
It is now learnt that the idols of Sita, Rama, Radha, Krishna, Laxman and Hanuman were about 400 years old and worth crores of rupees.
It was suspected involvement of more people closely associated with the temple since the padlocks were not apprised but opened with the help of keys, police said.>