BHOPAL: A superintendent of police was allegedly locked inside his room by unidentified burglars before they stole cash from his house on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
The incident took place at around 2.30 am, when four men reached SP (Radio) Sunil Rajore's house at MPEB Colony in Banganga area. While two men barged into the house, their two aides stood outside to alert them about any danger.
After the duo gained entry into the house by cutting the wire mesh of the window and opening the rear gate, they found Rajore's mother, sister and her two children sleeping in separate rooms.
The burglars locked the SP in his room from outside and searched his wallet kept in the room. They later went to the room where Rajore's sister was sleeping, but couldn't find anything valuable. Sensing something wrong inside the house, the SP tried to come out, but found his room locked from outside.
He then managed to establish contact with his mother and sister over phone, who alerted him about having seen someone inside the room they were sleeping. The SP (Radio) subsequently informed the matter to the police over the phone, after which cops rushed to the spot. By then the burglars had fled, but one suspect was detained by police for questioning.
"We've detained a man for questioning and the matter has been lodged under Section 457 of IPC for lurking, house-trespass or house breaking at night in order to commit an offence. The SP (Radio) has told us that those who entered the house from the rear side have managed to get a few hundred rupees cash from his wallet and everything else is intact," said Banganga police station in-charge Taresh Soni on Monday.