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Sharmili Mallick

Balasore: Gold and silver ornaments of as many as three temples at Soro municipality in Balasore were allegedly looted by unidentified miscreants late Friday night.

The matter came to light after the authorities of the temples found all the ornaments stolen and lodged complaints at the police station this morning.

According to sources, silver and gold ornaments of the idols in Danda Kali temple, Shiva temple and Panchamukhi Hanuman temple in the municipality have been looted.

“When I reached the temple today morning, I found that the lock of the main door was broken and the ornaments and jewelleries of the idol were missing,” informed a priest of Hanuman temple.

Later, police rushed to the spots and started investigation into the incident.

"We have registered complaints and a manhunt has been launched. Further probe is on," said a police official.

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