Thrissur: A theft took place at the Erumathuruthi Bhagawathi temple in Mullan Bazaar, Thrissur. Thiruvabaranam (auspicious deity jewels) and a substantial sum of cash have gone missing in the wake of the incident. The stolen items included gold ornaments, weighing a total of three pavans, which were securely stored in the temple’s Shanti Matham.
The thief gained access to the temple premises by forcibly breaking the locks of both the temple office and the Shanthi Matham. Among the stolen items were a valuable necklace weighing two pavans and a crescent ornament weighing one pavan. The key to the temple was pilfered from a table drawer, allowing the thief to gain entry. The money stored within the temple was also missing. The theft came to light when the priest’s assistant, Unnikrishnan, arrived at the temple the following morning.
Subsequently, temple authorities promptly reported the incident to the local police. Mathilakam police officers, along with fingerprint experts and a trained dog squad, swiftly arrived at the scene to gather evidence. It’s worth noting that a theft had occurred at the Adiparambu temple in Mathilakam just the day before, adding to concerns about temple security. The police are now intensifying their efforts to track down the thief.