Idol stolen from Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh
Khandwa (MP), August 01, 2015: An ‘asthadhatu’ (alloy of eight metal) idol
has been allegedly stolen from a famous Jain temple at Siddhawarkoot near Omkreshwar town in Khandwa district, police said .
Unidentified thieves took one of the ten idols of Kaamdev and also
decamped with Rs 1 lakh kept in the donation box by opening its lock with a duplicate key,” Sub-Inspector P K Sanvle said.
The temple is situated close to the famous Omkareshwar temple, one of the twelve jyotirlingas in the country.
The latest incident has angered the Jain community as similar theft had
taken place at Jain temples in Barwah Sanawad area in the region in the recent past. - PTI