Temple theft in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: In a sensational case dacoits today looted ornaments worth lakhs of rupees from the Mahamaya temple at Kataradhua near here.

The looters poured acid on the lock of the main gate of the temple and decamped with at least 14 silver crowns, gold chain and cash which belonged to goddess Mahamaya. Local people after the incident blamed police inaction to be the reason for regular thefts in temples in and around Sambalpur town. People demanded that security should tightened in the temples.