Karkala: Thieves broke into Shree Durga Parameshwari Temple Belman and stole gold and silver ornaments worth over Rs 3 lakh during the afternoon on July 13.
The priest of the temple, Nagendra Bhat, had locked the doors of the temple after offering Puja and had gone to his house. When he returned to temple for the evening service at 6 pm, he found that the temple doors were broken. A silver throne weighing 450 grams and other gold ornaments were stolen from the temple.
The Karkala Rural Police along with the dog squad and fingerprint experts visited spot. A case has been registered in the Karkala Police Station.