Robbery at Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi's house
Kailash Satyarthi, a children's rights and education activist and the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014,
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's house in New Delhi was robbed in the early hours of Tuesday. Thieves stole his replica of Nobel prize as well.
However, the original Nobel prize has been kept at Rashtrapati Bhawan as per protocol. Satyarthi is in the United States at present.
Cops suspect that the burgled were aware of the Nobel and mistook it for the original. However, it is yet to be ascertained if the thieves wanted just that.
Reportedly, a FIR under section 380 (house theft) of the IPC has been registered at Kalkaji Police Station, and the cops are probing the case on priority.
A manhunt has been launched for the suspects. All scrap dealers and local criminals from the area have been detained. Crime and forensics team have lift off fingerprints and footprints from the spot, cops said.
Kailash Satyarthi, a children's rights and education activist and the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, which he shared with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai. Through his organisation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Satyarthi has freed over 80,000 children from various forms of servitude and helped in successful rehabilitation.
In 2004, Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize for literature, which he won in 1913, was stolen.
Last year, several valuable items, including idols and "copper Gandhi glasses" gifted by the Prime Minister, were stolen from Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor home in the early hours of November 29.