Satyarthi's Nobel replica recovered

Satyarthi's Nobel replica recovered

Three brothers were arrested in connection with the theft of the Nobel prize replica and other articles from Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s home, police said on Sunday.

The suspects have been identified as Rajan (25), Sunil (28) and Vinod (35). The police haverecovered the stolen items.

The robbery had taken place at Satyarthi’s Southeast Delhi residence on February 7.

Satyarthi, who was in the United States at the time of the incident, and came to know about the theft when he was having his dinner with the President of Panama and other dignitaries. He had presented his Nobel Peace Prize medal to President Pranab Mukherjee in January, 2015.

The original medal is now on display at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum while Satyarthi keeps a replica.

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

The police said it appeared that the burglars only intended to rob jewellery, as the other expensive items were left untouched.

Seven teams of investigators were formed to crack the cases involving three houses and during an analysis, they felt it could be the handiwork of Rajan, who had cases of burglary against him.

Raids were conducted and Rajan was arrested first. His interrogation led to the arrest of the other two, the police said.

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