Scared of devine powers and after the gory death of one of their associate,two muslim youth confessed to their crime and apologised in mangaluru for dropping objectionable items into the offering box.
Toufeeq and Abdul Lateef are the accused and their associate Nawaz died after having bout of blood vomits.
The accused confessed that soon after committing crime one of their associate had vomitted blood and died under mysterious circumstances.
The duo had a guilty feeling that the death was due to devine power and the duo started feeling similar health issues.Hence decided to confess and ready to face the punishment.
The police had many such complaint’s from various temples but even after probe they could not identify the perpetrators.
After the death,the duo got shaken and started visiting temple frequently and praying.Curious priests and others who inquired about their visit then the duo confessed.The news spread like wild fire and police rushed to the spot and taken the duo into custody.
Addressing a press meet,Mangaluru police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said,In the last three months,five cases have been registered at Ullal, Kadri, and Pandeshwar police stations over miscreants dropping objectionable items into the offering boxes of temples.In Mangaluru, people believe in Koragajja and offer prayers.
Accused Raheem and Taufiq were in touch with the priest of a Koragajja Katte located at Yemmekere ground to confess their mistake.
They were called during the ‘Nemotsava’ where they confessed about involving in the heinous act.
One more accused named Nawaz,who is the common friend of the other two accused,had come back from Dubai one and half years ago.
In the last couple of months,he suffered severe health issues and passed away. Recently,the devotees carried out a walkathon from Kadri temple to Kutthar Koragajja Katte.Later,Taufiq also faced severe health issues like Nawaz.Out of fear,they decided to confess.
Raheem and Taufiq used to accompany Nawaz to the Koragajja Katte to drop objectionable items in the offering box.
The objective behind the act is not yet known.We are probing it. As per the primary investigation, they have committed the act in three places.
The modus operandi looks similar.We need to verify the hand written content as well.Both the accused voluntarily contacted the priest to confess,he said.
On the thefts in Moodbidri,Gurupr and Bajpe,the police commissioner said,We have received an important lead in the series of thefts committed by a gang coming in two cars, where two-wheelers and cars were waylaid and houses were broken into he added.
The trio had put objectionable items and other sleazy material in the temple donation box.After the confession the mangaluru police have taken the accused into custody for further investigation on .