Pune: Burglars targeted a famous Ganapati temple in Maharashtra. They have stolen the temple’s donation box (hundi) and a silver umbrella.

The incident came to light early on Tuesday morning (July 28). As per reports, the CCTV footage shows the thieves jumping from a compound wall and entering the famous Vighnahar Ganapati Temple in Ozar, Junnar tehsil, Pune district.

It is said that Vighnahar Ganapati is one of the 'Ashtavinayakas' (the eight revered shrines of Ganesha).

After finding the box empty, the thieves left it in the temple premises and escaped with the silver Umbrella.

"We have received CCTV footage in which two people can be seen entering the sanctum sanctorum of the temple in the early hours of Tuesday and decamp with the donation box and a silver umbrella," a senior police official from Otur police station was quoted as saying.

The police have taken up the theft case and further investigation is on. Recently, a temple in Karnataka's Mysuru district was targeted and the thieves escaped with two faces of Hindu deities each measuring 500 Gms.

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