Sakhigopal, Odisha: Some unknown miscreants allegedly stole the idol of presiding god Jaya Durga, made of eight metals, Ashtadhatu idols, the gold crown and other ornaments of gods from Jaya Durga temple here last night.
The police said, the incident came to light after the priest found the lock of the temple broken in the morning and all the valuable items including Ashtadhatu idols and gold ornaments of idols were missing.
The valuables ornaments and other idols including Nilakantha, Somnath, Gopinath and Radha Krishna were also missing from the temple.
The priest immediately informed about the incident to the police. The police launched an enquiry into the incident following a complaint about the robbery of idols was lodged.
A manhunt action has started to trace the offenders who allegedly looted the temple.