Kanpur, Jan 10 (Agencies): Eight idols, including three of 'ashtadhatu' (mixed metal), have been stolen from an ancient Ram Janki temple in Bithoor area here, police said on Monday.

Temple priest Vishnu Prasad found the idols, including three ashtadhatu idols of Ram, Sita and Lakshman, missing when the main gate of the temple was opened on Sunday morning, SP (Rural) Lal Bhadur said.

Later the priest raised an alarm and informed the police.

Police thoroughly checked the temple with the help of a dog squad and are also questioning the priest.

No arrest has been made so far, but police claim that they will soon crack the case.