A priceless bronze antique statue of Avalokitesvara, locally known as Chenrezig, believed to be nearly five centuries old, was stolen from Basti Dirang in West Kameng district on Thursday.
The owner of the stolen statue, Tenzin Gombu Jamchenpa, informed that the incident occurred between 9 and 11 am on Thursday morning, when he went to Dirang hospital.
Miscreant broke open the door of the prayer room and took away the statue, however, the cash was left untouched, he informed.
An FIR has been lodged at Dirang police station. Meanwhile, the police have intensified checking at Bhalukpong and Balemu check gates.
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