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Police Recover Stolen Sculptures

Thursday, April 04, 2013

TAMIL NADU, INDIA—A special team of police assigned to solving a rash of temple burglaries arrested four people accused of looting stone and copper statues. The officers were able to recover 26 of the ancient statues that had been stolen from some of the many temples in the town of Kumbakonam when the arrested men confessed the name of their dealer. Artifacts have also been taken from temples in the towns of Swamimalai and Pasupathikoil.