Noble Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi’s south Delhi house was burgled on Monday night and his Noble Prize certificate among other things was stolen.
The Noble laureate was not in his Alakananda flat when the theft took place. He is currently attending the World Summit of Noble Peace Laureates in the US.
His original Noble is kept in the Rashtrapati Bhavan since he dedicated this to the country.
His son Bhuvan Ribhu discovered the burglary when he went to the apartment and found that the front gate was broken on Tuesday morning. He is a senior Supreme Court lawyer and he filed an FIR.
The FIR was launched under Section 380 (house theft) of the IPC. Police investigating the case based on fingerprints lifted from the spot.
A senior police officer said, “All scrap dealers and local criminals from the area have been detained. Fingerprints and other evidence have also been recorded from the spot.”
This incident created fear in the minds of Delhi residents as Satyarthi’s house located in south Delhi’s posh area.
Last year, valuable items including idols and “copper Gandhi glasses” gifted by the PM were stolen from Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor’s home.
In 2014, Kailash Satyarthi won the Noble Peace Prize which he shared with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai. Mr. Satyarthi is a children’s right and education activist and the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan.
Satyarthi has freed more than 80,000 children from various forms of servitude through his organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan and helped them in successful rehabilitation.
The Noble laureate was born in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. He has a degree in electrical engineering and a post-graduate diploma in high-voltage engineering.
This is not the first time in India that a Noble prize has been stolen. Earlier, in March 2004 Rabindranath Tagore’s Noble prize was stolen from the Visva Bharati University Museum and it was never recovered.
Thankfully, the original Noble of Kailash Satyarthi is kept is Rashtrapati Bhavan, otherwise, it would have also been robbed.