Miscreants entered a house and stole 160 sovereigns of jewels and cash Rs 2 lakh from a house here on Friday. Rajan (56) of Ettupatti Bungalow, running a chain of grocery shops in the city, has made arrangements for the marriage of his daughter Annie, a lecturer in a private college here.
It is said, since Rajan used to come home during late hours, his wife Jayavardhini used to keep the keys close behind the doors. They have kept around 200 sovereigns of jewels and cash of Rs 2 lakh in the almirah. On Thursday, Rajan, who came home late in the night, went to sleep in his room and his wife and daughter were sleeping in another room.
When they woke up on Friday morning, they found that the jewel box kept in the almirah was lying on the floor and they were shocked to see 160 sovereigns of jewels and cash Rs 2 lakh missing.Based on a complaint from Rajan, a team, led by Tiruchy Commissioner of Police Shailesh Kumar Yadav, rushed to the spot along with the forensic experts and conducted an inquiry with the family members and inspected the crime scene.
Later, speaking to the media persons, the Commissioner said, the police used to monitor the closed houses in the City. “It is strange that the robbery took place while the three inmates were sleeping in the house,” the Commissioner of Police said.
The modus operandi in this case appears to tally with the theft case in a house at Srirangam, where 33 sovereigns and cash `5 lakh were stolen while the inmates were sleeping inside the house.