One more temple burglarized

Thieves broke into another temple in Tabanan and made away with valuable ritual paraphernalia, heightening public anger over what they perceive not as a criminal case but religious desecration. A construction worker, who was just about to start his work on Tuesday at Panti Kwatian temple in Luwus village, Baturiti district, was shocked to find that the door to a special shrine had been broken. He immediately contacted the temple’s custodian.

“The worker was fetching water this morning when he found out about the burglary,” the temple’s chief custodian, I Nyoman Palguna, said, as quoted by Antara news agency. Palguna described the special shrine as a 5-meter tall tower-like construction. The burglars made away with scores of golden flowers and gemstones. So far, 10 temples across Tabanan and dozens of temples in other regions in Bali have been broken into by burglars. Police have yet to make any real progress in their investigation.

source : bali daily

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