JAIPUR: Thieves have again decamped with onions, this time in the Pink City, where 4,000 kg of the pricey bulb was stolen from a wholesale market.
Two persons have been arrested for the theft from Muhana Mandi here.
The accused include a watchman of the mandi and a woman who provided place for the stock, police said today.
Watchman Kajor was arrested last night and the woman was caught today, Investigating officer Ashutosh Kumar said.
"The shop owner Kishan Agrawal found the stock missing and lodged an FIR. Kajor transported the onions to the woman's place in a pick up van. Involvement of other persons is also suspected and the matter is being investigated," he added.
Seventy sacks, of 60 kg each, were stolen from a shop in the Mandi on the intervening night of August 28-29 and the FIR was registered on August 30.
Rising onion prices have adversely hit household budgets with wholesale prices hovering around Rs 50/kg.