More than 200-year-old idol of Goddess Kali made of gold worth Rs. two crore, was stolen from a temple here in Assam’s Kamrup (Rural) district, police said today. Unidentified miscreants broke open the doors of the Jayantipur Kali Temple and stole the idol along with the gold ornaments adorning it last night, the police said.
A massive search operation has been launched and a dog squad pressed into service to nab the culprits.The idol was gifted by Ahom King Lakshmi Singh to Ratneshwar Buzarbaruah, a resident of the area, in 1770 and whose descendants later donated it to the temple.
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