Belthangady cops solve Naravi temple theft case

Ornaments worth ` 3 lakh seized

 With the arrest of a person at Badagakaarandur village near Belthangady, a police team headed by Belthangady CPI N G Bhaskar Rai has solved the Naravi Sri Sooryanarayana temple theft case. The police have also seized 4 kgs of silver and 28 grams of gold worth Rs 3 lakh. 

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, SP Abhishek Goyal said that the cops have arrested Chandrashekarappa (43), a native of Davangere, on January 20, on suspicion as he had a rod in his two-wheeler. Upon investigation, Chandrashekarappa confessed to have committed the crime and later the police seized the ornaments from his house in Davangere. A two-wheeler, mobile phone and other temple articles were also seized.

Goyal said that the person was a professional thief and involved in various theft cases in Kumta, Mulki, Honnavar, Munki (North Karnataka) and Naravi. Venoor police station PSI Abdul Khadar, ASI NVaasudeva Nayak, ASI Sheenappa Gowda and other staff were part of the investigation team.

4 unsolved cases

To a query, the SP said that there are four murder cases of 2012 that are yet to be solved including Bettampady Venkataramana Bhat murder case.

The double murder of mother and daughter, in Puttur too is yet to be solved as the bodies have not been identified. But investigations proved that there was no sexual harassment before murder, he said. To another query related to Soujanya murder case, he said that a charge sheet has been filed.

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