Man robs Thane temple, gets caught while confessing at the same temple
In what can only be termed as a bizarre incident, a thief who stole money from a temple was caught while he was confessing the crime and asking for forgiveness at the same temple.
The accused, Bhagwan Pawar, visited the Ganesh temple at Wagle Estate in Thane when the temple was relatively empty.
When no one was looking, he grabbed the temple’s donation box and sneaked up behind the idol of Lord Ganesh. He broke open the lock with a tool he was carrying and removed Rs 8,000 from the box.
After stealing the cash, he put the box where it was at. But, before leaving the temple, the guilt-ridden thief stood in front of the idol, confessed his crime and asked for forgiveness.
Although no one had seen him commit the crime, devotees heard his confession and managed to nab him before he could escape. Following which, he was handed over the Shrinagar police in Thane.
Pawar, a resident of Vaishali Nagar in Mulund, told cops that he was forced to commit the crime and sin because he was in urgent need of money. He is under police custody.