Miscreants loot Astadhatu idol from Manikeswari temple

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Rayagada: Unidentified miscreants allegedly looted Astadhatu idol from Manikeswari temple near Khedapada in Rayagada district last night.

The matter came to light this morning after the priest of the temple found the gate broken and informed the police.

According to sources, the miscreants entered the temple by breaking the gate and made away with two-and-half-feet Astadhatu idol of the presiding deity.

On being informed, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.

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