A five-member gang robbed a marble Anjaneyar idol from Dhenupureeswarar temple in Patteeswaram near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district on Sunday late hours. A complaint on this regard has been lodged on Monday morning.
The police team rushed to the temple and inspected the CCTV footage and found that a gang of five persons were involved in the robbery.
According to the footage, five persons came to the temple by a car and walked to the Anjaneyar Sannidhi. They had been suspiciously standing there for a while and when no one was around three of the members covered the idol and placed it inside the bag and started to leave the place. When they reached outside the temple, the gang got into the car and left the place.
Based on the 30-minute footage, a complaint was lodged with the Patteeswaram police. A case has been registered and hunt is on for the gang.