Kailash Satyarthi's house burgled; Nobel prize replica stolen
New Delhi: Social activist Kailash Satyarthi's residence, located in south Delhi, was burgled and his Nobel prize replica and few other things were stolen, said police on Tuesday.
The police further added that Satyarthi's staff came to know about the robbery on Tuesday morning.
Currently, the 63-year-old social activist is in America to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
The police said that an FIR under section 380 (house theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered and the search forthe suspects has been launched.
"We have detained all scrap dealers and local criminals. Fingerprints and other evidences have also been recovered from the house," said a senior police officer.
The burglary came as a shocker because the residence of Kailash Satyarthi is located in the national capital's posh Alaknanda locality.
The children's rights and education activist and the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Kailash Satyarthi was conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. He shared his prize with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai.
The original Nobel medallion of Satyarthi is kept in Rashtrapati Bhavan as he had dedicated his award to the country.
This is not the first time when a Nobel prize has been stolen, as Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel prize was stolen from the Visva Bharati University museum in March 2004. The investigating agencies are yet to recover it.