MEERUT: A family in Uttar Pradesh found two bags full of currency notes and jewellery on the roof of their house on Wednesday morning to their utter surprise.
Soon after making the discovery, the family from Meerut’, informed police.
“The total cash counted was around Rs 14 lakh apart from jewellery. The jewellery assessment is yet to be done,” Dinesh Baghel, in-charge of Sadar police station, said.
It was also revealed that a theft had taken place in the same area at the house of one Pawan Singhal, a businessman, a day ago. Varun Sharma, Singhal’s neighbour and on whose roof the bags were found, said, “It is possible the thief left it on our roof to take it away later.”
According to police sources, the main suspect is one Raju Nepali, a domestic help, who worked at the businessman’s house until two years ago.
Nepali returned recently after his long disappearance. He entered the house when all the family members were out. He was familiar to the household, so the guards did not stop him.
He was captured on CCTV while moving out. One of guards allegedly caught him in the act. The guard, with whom Nepali allegedly shared part of the loot, is in police custody. The thief even shared a part of his loot with the guard who caught his act. Cops later recovered the jewellery. The guard is in police custody now.
Singhal, however, did not disclose the total count of his valuables. In a police statement, he stated, “I will make a list of all my belongings and then file a formal complaint.” Other family sources said it was worth Rs 40 lakh.