India: Thief gets stuck in hole he drilled to escape after looting temple

He attempted to steal nine grams in silver ornaments from the place of worship



Published: Thu 7 Apr 2022, 8:35 AM

Last updated: Thu 7 Apr 2022, 9:12 AM

A thief got stuck in a wall hole while escaping with nine grams of silver he stole from the Jami Ellama temple in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, said a police official on Wednesday.

A robbery case has been registered against the accused.

Papa Rao, the thief, stole nine grams of silver from the temple by making a hole in the wall, said the official. He got stuck while escaping, was caught red-handed and taken into custody.


Yellama, the temple owner, said that the thief was seen throwing an idol's nose ring and other silver ornaments out of the hole.

Such incidents never happened before. The thief came inside but couldn't go out, added Yellama.

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