Wealth, riches, and fortune are considered at the top most level, not only in recent days but from the beginning. To get this three things, a person, at times can go up to any extent which also includes a crime or thefts. In a recent theft, unidentified persons broke into the Mahadev Sateri Prasanna temple at Mullem, Paroda-Goa, on Friday and stole around 17,000 Rs. Idols and contents of a broken cupboard were intact. Read the full report here.
On Friday night, thieves broke open the temple’s two store room doors and removed an axe to break the main door. They took cash from the treasury box and also broke the steel cupboard but left it untouched. The axe was found near the temple and another near a chapel. Temple caretaker Chandrakant Parvatkar saw the main door open on Saturday morning and immediately informed Mahadev devasthan president, Chandrakant Y Desai.
In recent times, so many similar cases are being reported in the newspapers. Thieves enter the temple and target the gold, placed on the statue and also carry away the cash box where the donation money is kept. Why such thefts take place easily? It is only because there is no proper security at such places of worship. Installation of CCTV cameras should be a must.
Initial probes by Quepem police to trace the culprits proved futile. PI Pravin Gawas said he had written to all religious heads to install CCTV cameras in their respective premises. According to a source, In October 2008, idols in the same temple had been desecrated in an episode of chain desecrations of temples at Cuncolim.