Cuttack: Markatnagar police on Sunday arrested a man on charges of stealing cash from a Shiv temple located at Sector-9 in Markatnagar area here on Saturday.
The matter came to light after the temple authorities lodged a complaint regarding the incident at Markatnagar police station.
The accused has been identified as Babuna Barik, a native of Gopal Sahi in Cuttack district.
According to the complaint, the temple priest was taking rest after evening puja on Saturday. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the accused entered the temple and decamped with cash kept on a container inside the temple.
Soon after realising about the robbery the temple authorities lodged a complaint regarding the incident at Markatnagar police station.
Based on the complaint lodged police was successful in apprehending the accused.