Burglars raid California’s Hindu temple


A donation box stolen from Hari Om Radha Krishna Mandir in the Parkway neighbourhood

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The Indian community and Hindu devotees in the area were shocked to know that a Hindu temple in the US state of California has been raided by burglars who stole a donation box from the premises.

The burglar’s raid happened on Monday at the Hari Om Radha Krishna Mandir in the Parkway neighborhood, at about 2.15 am, as per the reports. The Sacramento Police Department is investigating this case. The Police did not disclose what was stolen, but dispatch audio indicated a donation collection box was taken away.

US-based advocacy organization Coalition of Hindus of North America (CoHNA) has requested the Sacramento Police to take it seriously and investigate it as a potential hate crime while condemning the incident.

They posted on X, “Disturbing news from Sacramento, California where a #HinduTemple has been broken into. We ask @SacPolice to take this issue very seriously and investigate it as a potential hate crime and the violation of a sacred space. Police are asking for public help in identifying the suspects.”

As per reports, dispatchers informed that six suspects were seen on the grounds through surveillance video, including two who were inside the temple, when police were called. As per the Police, no arrest had been made for far.

As footage from the temple showed, someone tried to break through three doors and a car, lifting the box up and carrying it out behind the building, and shoving it in a getaway car and took off.

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