In an interesting incident, burglars conducted a ‘puja’ with liquor and betel leaves before carrying away gold worth Rs 30 lakh and cash amounting to Rs 4 lakh. The strange burglary has been reported from a finance firm here in Kerala’s Kollam district.
The burglary happened in ‘Pathanapuram Bankers’, a private financial institution located at Janata Junction in Pathanapuram town. Owner Ramachandran Nair claimed in his police complaint that 100 sovereigns of gold and the cash that were kept in two lockers were lost.
On inspecting the crime spot, police found that some ritual was conducted there. An image of a deity worshipped by Tamils was placed on three leaves. Items such as a tiny spear with a lime impaled on it and tied with yellow thread, a bottle of liquor and betel leaves were found nearby.