Highlights

  • Thieves returned stolen idols within 10 days
  • 14 out of the 16 stolen idols were returned
  • Temple priest found a letter along with the idols

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Watch | Why a group of thieves decided to return stolen idols worth crores

16 idols were stolen from an ancient temple in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot on May 9

It is said that actions have consequences. A group of thieves stole 16 idols worth several crores from a temple in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot but the consequences of their actions supposedly visited them in their sleep as nightmares forcing them to return the loot.

According to the police, 16 'ashtadhatu' idols or idols made out of 8 metals worth crores were stolen from an ancient Balaji temple on the night of May 9 and the priest had lodged an FIR against unknown people.

On Sunday night, 14 out of the 16 idols were found near the residence of the temple priest, according to police.

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The priest also found a letter with the sack in which the thieves had written that they were having scary dreams at night and they are returning the idols due to fear.

(With PTI inputs)

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