Bengaluru: Treasure hunter crushed to death as temple pillar collapses while digging


Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS): A youth was killed and three others injured as a pillar of an old temple on the outskirts of Bengaluru fell on them as they and five others dug under it in search of treasure, police said on Saturday.

"One treasure hunter got crushed under a pillar, three suffered injuries and have been hospitalised while five are on the run," a police official told IANS.

The incident occurred at a centuries-old Anjaneya temple in Hindiganala village near Hoskote, around 50 km away from the city, on Thursday night.

Suresh, 23, got crushed to death while Manjunath, 23, Srinivas, 22, and Sebastian Raja Rathna, 22, were injured.

Following the unexpected accident, the injured treasure hunters called a 108 ambulance, leading to the entire incident coming to light.

The ambulance staff helped the youth stuck under the temple pillars and took them to hospital.

Police have registered a case under various sections of the Ancient Monuments Act, the Karnataka Treasure Trove Act, and the Indian Penal Code.

According to the official, local youth the village as well as a nearby village were involved in the hunt.

Police are on the lookout for the five treasure hunters on the run.

However, the police official told IANS that it was an old ruined temple and there was nothing there.

 

  

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    I think it is clear message saying to the diggers,dont try to dig further what belongs to the temple let it there.you must use your both hands and collect self your treasure .and temple Devi was not pleased to give out what she has and closed the door.So she showed people what can happen if one goes too far ,not respecting Gods shrines.

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  • PAM, MLR

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Inflation is on rise, no money, this is the way youngster will choose, after 100 years they may dug ayodha for 50 kg silver block.

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  • abu mohammed, KSA Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    instant Justice!

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Searching for wealth after got cheated of getting 15 lakhs.

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  • Raj Shetty, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    @Dinesh.. Talk sense man.. what 15 lakhs are u referring at??? who cheated and when.. please be more specific as we can clear ur doubts :)

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Every one born before May 2014 knows 15 lakhs story......I think you were not born or small that time. But I remember.
    And that Winking Baba promised that he will go to switzerland to bring black money ,but now he is also trying to cheat in the name of Coronil.......!!! and minting money !!!! Better to invent some medicine to refresh his memory too.....MEMORY PLUS

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Lord Anjaneya is very powerful!

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    So powerful, that he attracted these youth to dig the premises ??

    Wah Shankar, how come you weren't there among Padma awardees so far ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Shankar, Mangaluru
    Lord only Protects ...

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Jossy
    He protects the good and punishes the evil

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Karma catches.....

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