Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel Prize replica, citation recovered, 3 arrested

Two other houses in the same area as Satyarthi's had also been broken into, police said.

Kailash Satyarthi

3 persons have been arrested in the case of theft at Kailash Satyarthi's Delhi residence and the replica of Satyarthi's Nobel Peace Prize and its citation along with jewellery have been recovered.

According to media reports, police on Saturday identified those burglars who were involved in the case.

Earlier, PTI's sources said that the police had identified the burglars involved in the crime and they are likely to be nabbed soon. District police and Crime Branch teams had been investigating the case.

During the investigation,police had found a pair of shoes in Satyarthi's house that were suspected to belong to the burglars but they later turned out to be part of the items that were stolen from one of the other houses.

"Earlier, Satyarthi's son said the shoes belong to his father but after his return, Satyarthi said the shoes don't belong to him. We thought that the shoes belong to one of the burglars but later it turned out, that they had been left behind by them," a senior police officer said.

"The shoes had been stolen from one of the other houses that had been broken into and probably were left by the burglars since they didn't have enough space in their bag," the official said.

The accused were identified on the basis of other clues, the official added.

The report said the thieves allegedly decamped with the replica of the Nobel Medal and the citation along with a host of other mementos from around the world and some jewellery from Satyarthi's Kalkaji residence.

Police had said that it appeared that the burglars had come with an intention only to rob jewellery as the other expensive items were left untouched.

Two other houses in the same area as Satyarthi's had also been broken into.

The child rights activist, Kailash Kailash Satyarthi, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. He shared the prize with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai. Satyarthi had presented his Nobel Peace Prize medal to President Pranab Mukherjee in January, 2015. The original medal has been preserved and is now on display at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum, his office had said.