Gold ornaments, weighing around 30 grams, have been stolen from the idol of goddess Kali at Sri Sri Ugra Tara temple and Shaktipith in Shikarpur village of Barishal's Ujirpur upazila.
Debashish Das, vice-chairman of the temple committee, said the priest of the temple, one of the oldest in Barishal division, opened its gate yesterday morning and found that the ornaments, including the crown of the goddess, were missing. He informed the committee and the police about the matter immediately.
Asked, he said, "No door of the temple was broken. Also, there is a CCTV camera. But someone tried to disconnect it."
Debashish said the priest had locked the temple gate that night before returning to his home situated nearby.
"We demand the quick recovery of those ornaments and arrest of the thief [s]," he added.
Officer-in-charge of Ujirpur Police Station Ziaul Ahasan said they visited the spot and were investigating the matter. "We are analysing the CCTV footage. Hopefully, the case will be cracked soon."