Siliguri, 24th September: Sensation prevailed following the theft at the Lokenath Mandir (Temple) located at Fakdaibari area of Dabgram-II, adjacent to Siliguri.
As per reports, on Saturday night, miscreants attempted to break the lock of the temple. Failing to do so, they pulled down the idol of Lokenath Baba with a hook and looted the gold ornaments, including tikli, two eyes, chains and bracelet.
On Sunday morning, a local shopkeeper noticed the theft as he arrived at the temple for offering prayers. Following this, he alerted the local Panchayat member and police of Ashighar Outpost.
In this regard, the locals claimed that gold jewelry worth lakhs have been stolen. They added that such incident had occurred even in the past.
Upon receiving the news, the police arrived at the spot and initiated an investigation into the entire incident.