Indore: Thieves targeted a locked house under Aerodrome police station area and took away cash and other valuables worth over Rs 1 lakh Monday. The family members had gone out of city to attend a marriage function when the theft occurred.

According to police, Navin Vishwakarma of Vyankatesh Nagar lodged a complaint that he along with family members had gone out of city for a couple of days and when returned on Monday morning he found lock of the door broken and household in disarray. He immediately informed police who reached at spot and registered a case and started an investigation into the case. Vishwakarma informed police that thieves decamped with gold and silver ornaments and Rs 25,000 cash from the almirah.

After the incident, Vishwakarma informed his neighbors about the incident and checked a CCTV installed at a neighbor’s house. He spotted a man, who had come on a bike, going with a bag from his house. Later, complainant gave a copy of CCTV footage to police to trace the accused. Police said that more than one accused could be involved in the theft.

Youth held for extorting money

Police nabbed a youth for allegedly extorting money from a trader in Banganga area on Monday. The accused also attacked trader when he refused to give money. Trader Kapil Suryavanshi has filed a complaint with police that Deepak Lashkari of Govind Nagar Kharcha came to his shop on Monday and demanded money for running the shop. Kapil refused to give money and asked him to go from there. After that the accused attacked him with a knife.

Valuables stolen from bus

Unidentified miscreants made away with a box containing cash and other valuables from a passenger bus on Indore-Khandwa road on Monday. Passenger Narendra Ingole informed police that he was traveling in a passenger bus and bus was stopped for snacks at a dhaba near Choral village. He got off the bus and returned after a few minutes and found a box missing from his bag in which the valuables and cash were kept. He later informed the police.

Two commit suicide

In separate incidents, two persons committed suicide for unknown reasons under Bhanwarkuan area on Monday. Police said that 32-year-old Lalita Nagar, a resident of Pipliyarao area consumed some poisonous substance at her residence. Her family members rushed her to a hospital but it was too late. The police are trying to establish the reason for her suicide.

In another incident, Shantilal Eske (60), a resident of Pawar Nagar committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling. His son Ajay found him hanging and he immediately took him to hospital where he was declared brought dead. The family members were also unaware about any problem due to which he took such an extreme step.

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