‘Devi Choudhurani’ Temple Fire Under Investigation

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Jalpaiguri: A team of forensic experts on Sunday inspected the Devi Choudhurani and Bhabani Pathak temple razed to the ground on Friday night.

Sources said the team spoke with Kamal Roy, priest, and Bhola Oraon, caretaker of the temple. “As solar panels fitted at the temple were non-operational, electricity was stolen from the principal supply line located nearby,” said a source.

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Debasish Saha, a forensic expert posted in Calcutta said: “We have collected more samples and will soon submit a report to the police.” The temple is located on Sikarpur Tea Estate.

Indira Mukherjee, the additional superintendent of police, Jalpaiguri, said the probe is in progress.

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