Puri: Unidentified miscreants allegedly looted Rs 30,000 and gold ornaments from the Mausi Maa Temple in Odisha’s Puri town, last night.
The incident came to fore when the lock of the temple’s gate and the donation box was found broken this morning. Gold and silver ornaments of the deity and Rs 30,000 were reportedly stolen by the robbers.
The Kumbharapada police have started an investigation into the incident.
“I am surprised to learn about the incident of theft in Mausima Mandir. The District and Police administration must take all steps to nab the culprits and work out a comprehensive and effective strategy to ensure safety and security of all places of worship in Puri,” said Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb.