Watch: Masked man steals 3 phones at Ganesh pandal in Telangana

The incident was captured on a CCTV lodged at a Ganesh pandal in Medchal district of Telangana.

Hyderabad: In yet another incident of theft during the Ganesh festival in Telangana, an unidentified man attempted to steal three mobile phones from people sleeping inside the Ganesh pandal.

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In the incident from Medchal, a masked man attempted to steal mobile phones from people asleep inside a Ganesh pandal.

The act was recorded on a CCTV camera installed for security at the pandal.

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The man is seen cautiously bending down to grab three phones, one after another, kept near the devotees asleep in the pandal at around 1 am. He lodges the phones in his pocket immediately.

However, before he could pick up more phones, he was spotted by one person who realised the presence of the thief and created a commotion.

The group attempts to chase the thief but he manages to flee the spot.

A similar incident took place on September 20, where a man stole an 11 kg laddu from a Ganesh pandal in Miyapur while organisers were asleep.

The pandal was established by a local youth group called ‘Omkar Seva Samithi’ on the Madinaguda National Highway under the jurisdiction of the Miyapur police station.

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