Jamshedpur, Aug. 3: Unidentified burglars decamped with gold ornaments and cash worth over Rs 50,000 at Kadma in the wee hours on Wednesday.
However, the police claimed the theft was committed by a family member. The incident took place when the members of the house were in deepa sleep at their Tata Steel residence on Padma Road in Kadma.
The victim Dasrath Hansda went over to Kadma police station and lodged an FIR, leading police to inspect the spot. Hansda said his sister Rajabala Hansda, who is a Tata Steel employee, woke up in the morning at 4 a.m. to find the back door of the residential quarter open and on looking at the belongings she found Rs 20,000 and a pair of gold ear rings were missing from a bag.
He stated that when the burglary took place, his two sisters, including Rajbala and his younger brother were at home.
Officer-in-charge of Kadma police station, Animesh Gupta said that they are investigating into the complaint lodged by Dasrath Hansda.
“It is too early to comment but yes we suspect the burglary might have been committed by some of the members of the Hansda family, and no outsider had entered into the house in the night as the complainant Dasrath Hansda has claimed,” said the officer-in-charge. Gupta also stated that they might even register a case in connection to the alleged theft.
A spate of burglaries in the city and suburbs during past few months has prompted the police to take some quick measures to curb the problem. It is time for the police to focus attention to curtail the increasing cases of burglary in the city.
Thefts not only in residential areas but also in commercial establishments have been reported.
“We are trying to control the spurt in petty crimes in the city and we have been successful in arresting quite a few thief involved in the reported cases but I think there is a need to ensure proper night watch. We are planning to increase the movement of mobile police,” said an officer.
The police suspect that migrant laborers from neighboring states are involved in most of the daytime burglaries in the city. “They spot the houses at a particular area and later come in groups,” said a police official.”
“Burglaries have increased during the winter as many families were away on vacation. Specially constituted patrolling squads have already been deployed under the limits Police Stations,” he noted.
He went on to add that maximum cases of thefts have been reported from Kadma, Bistupur, Sakchi and Golmuri areas this year. The police would increase vigil in these areas.