Bhubaneswar, April 6 -- The Puri Police on Wednesday claimed to have cracked the case of vandalism of earthen ovens (chulhas) at the kitchen (Rosa Ghara) of the Shree Jagannath Temple.

Briefing media regarding the arrest of the main accused involved in the ransacking incident, the first such case in the 12-century shrine, Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh informed that the suspect detained from Khordha on Tuesday, has confessed to the crime during interrogation.

Singh said that during the questioning, the suspected youth identified as 30-year-old resident J Mohapatra from Begunia area of Khordha district, clarified that he felt uneasy about something and ransacked the ovens in the temple kitchen.

"The identification of the prime suspect seen...