Second burglary in one month reported at Amrapali Village, I’puram

Posted: Jan 19, 2019

A second case of burglary has been reported within a month from one of Indirapuram’s posh addresses, Amrapali Village.

The latest theft was reported by Vikas Ravi who alleged that gold jewellery worth Rs 25 lakhs was missing from his house. Surprisingly, silver ornaments were left untouched.

The incident was reported to police on Wednesday after the family visited the flat after many days. In the FIR, the victim has mentioned that someone entered the house through a window in the living room and stole the valuables.

The flat wasn’t found ransacked, said Ravi. “The items were in the same condition as they were when we left. Everything seemed fine till my parents, who had come to check on thing, opened the bed box where we had kept the jewellery. All the gold ornaments were missing from the jewellery bag,” he said.

In mid-December, a theft was reported in a flat in the society with cash and gold jewellery worth Rs 6-7 lakh stolen.

Ravi’s family had been living in the society for the past seven years. In August 2018, they had shifted from H tower to the present DM block. Ravi works in a bank in Muscat while his wife lives here with their eight months old child.

His wife had also gone to Muscat recently. And, his parents, who live in South Delhi, visited the flat regularly.

When his father visited the flat in the last week of December, he noticed a cut in the iron net installed over a windowpane of the living room, just before the balcony, said Ravi.

"Since everything was in place, he did not suspect anything wrong. He did not even check on the jewellery and didn’t inform the RWA about it,” he said. In the FIR, however, the father has mentioned the window as the way through which burglars entered the house.

Ravi blamed police and the RWA of the society for such incidents. "We pay a hefty premium to live in high-rises mainly because of their safety provisions. However, it's being compromised constantly here. It feels dangerous to live here now," he said.

The police said that they are trying to ascertain exactly when the theft occurred.  "Since the flat was locked for a long time, it’s not clear when the burglary happened," a police official said.

Meanwhile, the RWA has decided to control unauthorized entry of people into the society. “In view of growing incidents of theft cases, we have decided to curb unverified entry of outsiders on the society premises,” stated Deepak Kumar, president of the RWA.

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