A theft of 32 tolas gold, 10 tolas silver and a cash amount of 95,000 happened in an Ex-Army serviceman’s house at Jakh area of Trilokpur village in Samba. According to the family, the theft happened around 1:30 in the afternoon when the house was empty.
Raghuvir Singh said “I went to Jammu for my regular medical checkup and my son was off to work. My wife left the house at 12:30 to visit the neighbours. She locked all the doors but the thieves were clever enough to climb the wall and enter the house. They broke all the locks including the main door and treasury of the cupboard. After stealing from my room, they checked my son’s room but couldn’t find anything there and ran away.”
“My son’s marriage is scheduled in April and they were all my life savings for the function. Not even a minute and they are all gone. I hope the Police finds the culprits soon and we get our money and jewellery back.” He added
The family believes the culprits to be knowns although CCTV record of the theft isn’t available.
“The theft included all our jewellery we have ever had. 32 tolas of gold, 10 tolas of silver including 2 set of anklets and one chain and cash. While locking the main gate, I saw a bolero stopping near our house and a man coming out of it. He then sat on a bike and went away. Since our house is near the chowk, I thought he would be just passing by. Maybe he is the culprit. All the things were scattered when I returned home.” His wife said
A case has been filed in the Police Station and Forensic Department officials will take the fingerprints. This is by far the largest theft in Samba.