Swami Koragajja is considered as most powerful and sacred local diety in Mangaluru. Koragajja is known for instant justice and fulfills the wishes of the bhakts. Koragajja is also seen as avatar of Bhagwan Shiva.
Raheem, Taufiq and Nawaz tried to play with this belief. They urinated inside the temple and put condom in the Hundi Box of Mangaluru’s local deity Swami Koragajja.People lodged complaint with Police. However,Police could not track them. Incident happened not in one Temple, but in many.
Tired of these incidents, the devotees asked Swami Koragajja himself to locate the culprits and punish them. Soon,Raheem, Taufiq came to temple and confessed to the priest. This was because their accomplice Nawaz who had put condom in Hundi box started acting insane and vomitted blood and had dysentery. He finally died by banging his head to wall in his house. While dying he even told, Koragajja is angry on us. Nawaz’s demise was mysterious.
“Accused Raheem and Taufiq were in touch with the priest of a Koragajja Katte located at Yemmekere ground to confess their mistake. They were called during the ‘Nemotsava’ where they confessed about involving in the heinous act,” the police commissioner added.
“One more accused named Nawaz, who is the common friend of the other two accused, had come back from Dubai one and half years ago. In the last couple of months, he suffered severe health issues and passed away. Recently, the devotees carried out a walkathon from Kadri temple to Kutthar Koragajja Katte. Later, Taufiq also faced severe health issues like Nawaz. Out of fear, they decided to confess. Raheem and Taufiq used to accompany Nawaz to the Koragajja Katte to drop objectionable items in the offering box,” the police commissioner clarified
“The objective behind the act is not yet known. We are probing it. As per the primary investigation, they have committed the act in three places. The modus operandi looks similar. We need to verify the handwritten content as well. Both the accused voluntarily contacted the priest to confess,” the police commissioner said.