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From: M K Sudarshan (
Date: Tue Jan 21 1997 - 21:58:26 PST

Dear friends,
I suppose some of you may already be aware, but for those who don't read the
Madras City edition of the Hindu, here is very, very sad news.

About 3 days ago a burglary has been reported at the Srinivasa Perumal
Temple, Mylapore (also known as Vedanta Desikar Koil, I think). Ex-Residents
of Chennai amongst you all may remember this fine temple adjacent to the
Kesava Perumal Temple.

The total loss has been estimated to be around INR 1 million and includes
the Lord's Jewels !!

>From the last reports received the Tamil Nadu police department is
investigating into some clues picked up at the crime-spot but no
breakthroughs have been achieved yet.

One wonders what order of villainy the culprit/s belong to that they thought
nothing of committing larceny at the very altar of what so many humans
consider sacred.