Rs 6L, jewellery stolen from doctor’s house in Chandigarh

Security guard stayed in same house, missing

Rs 6L, jewellery stolen from doctor’s house in Chandigarh

The locker from which cash and valuables were stolen.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26

An amount of around Rs6 lakh, gold jewellery and documents were stolen from a doctor’s house in Sector 19. The suspect, who works as a security guard at a hospital and used to stay in the same house, is absconding since last evening.

Dr Rajesh Rana, who is posted at the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra, reported that the suspect, Rinku, aged around 22, used to stay at his house. “He worked as a security guard at the Civil Hospital on a contract basis and was staying with us for the past several years,” he said.

Dr Rana, who is out of the city, said the suspect gave a sandwich laced with sedatives to his wife yesterday afternoon following which she fell asleep.

The suspect, who knew where the keys of the locker are kept, opened the locker and stole cash and valuables lying in it. Before committing the crime, the suspect switched off the CCTV cameras installed at the house. “The theft took place between 3 pm and 5 pm, and the suspect left the house after telling my wife that he will return soon. However, he didn’t return,” Dr Rana said. The theft came to light this morning when Dr Rana’s wife found the locker open and cash and valuables missing.

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