Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside
The Hindu (2015). Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside. The Hindu. 19 May.
|Title||Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside|
|Publication Date||19th May 2015|
|Region||South and East Asia|
|Art type||Sacred Art|
|Subject||Theft, Destruction, Arrest|
|Comments||A horrific case. Thieves stole three idols, broke them open looking for non-existent gold, welded them back together, and were caught trying to sell them to a person who notified the police. Idols were panchaloha from Chennakeshava temple, Alur.|