Relics from the Buddha's body stolen
December 14 , 2013
A major theft was discovered Tuesday: Remnants of the Buddha's body stored in a golden urn has been stolen from the shrine near the capital.
The theft was discovered when a guard found that the lock to the door of the shrine had been broken. According to a police rep, 13 guards of the shrine have been questioned, out of which six have been detained. Authorities mentioned that there is no information on the stolen remnants so far.
Cambodians consider the Buddha's remnants to have a lot of religious and cultural significance.
"This theft cannot be accepted," a spokesman said. "The perpetrator and any associates who connived to commit such a crime must be prosecuted according to the law of Cambodia."