NEW DELHI: The DELHI police on Sunday arrested three persons in connection with the theft of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Prize replica and citation from his Kalkaji residence in southeast Delhi. The items, including some jewelry, were stolen from his house on February 7 and have been recovered.
The three accused were identified as Rajan, Sunil and Vinod from whose possession the Nobel replica and the citation, besides jewellery were recovered, said official sources.
The burglars had fled with the replica, the citation and ornaments, which are of sentimental value to the family. Satyarthi had on Saturday said he was pained by the theft of his Nobel citation and the ornaments given to his wife by his mother as they were precious to the family.
Two other houses in the same area as Satyarthi’s had also been broken into on the same night, said police.
Police had found a pair of shoes in Satyarthi’s house and suspected that they belonged to the burglars. But they later turned out to be a part of items that were stolen from one of the other houses.
“Earlier, Satyarthi’s son said the shoes belonged to his father but after his return, Satyarthi said the shoes weren’t his. We thought they belonged to one of the burglars but it later turned out that they had been left behind by them,” a senior police officer said, adding that the shoes had been stolen from one of the houses that they had earlier targeted.