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KERALA, INDIA, June 17, 2001: A murthi stolen from the Arampunna Ayyappa Temple at Punalur last Sunday was found in a nearby paddy field on Thursday. Weighing over 64 kg. and worth around US$6,500, the icon was discovered with one of the hands badly damaged. Fingerprint experts have examined the murthi to obtain evidence as to the identity of the culprits responsible for the theft.