News Karnataka
Thursday, November 30 2023

Kasaragod: Priest arrested for stealing gold jewelry from temple

lawyer arrested
Photo Credit : IANS

Kasaragod: A priest has been arrested for stealing gold jewelry from a temple in Manjeshwar.

The arrested accused has been identified as Deepak Namboodiri. He allegedly stole the gold ornaments of the idol at Sri Mangesh Mahalakshmi Temple and replaced them with fake ones. When inquired, he confessed that he had sold the gold jewelry for Rs. 84,000.

It is learnt Deepak was appointed as the priest of the temple on October 27 and on October 29, Deepak who went to the market, did not return to the temple. His phone too was switched off.

However, when a new priest Sridhar Bhat was appointed, he noticed that Goddess Mahalakshmi’s jewelry was fake and informed the authorities. Soon the authorities suspected that it was Deepak’s doing.

A case has been registered against Deepak.

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Editor's Pick

Find the best odds at 10Cric and IPL Betting 2023! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp