Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Prize replica and citation recovered, three arrested

While the stolen items including the Nobel replica have been recovered, the citation that was stolen along with the replica has not been found yet.

"We have not got any information about the citation".

While the police have recovered the replica, the citation of the prize is still missing. I hope the Nobel citation is recovered soon.

In the CCTV footage that was recovered, two faces were muffled and one face was hazy and despite developing them, the police didn't have a clear picture of the accused.

It was earlier reported that police had identified the burglars involved in the crime and was working to nab them.

Going through the records, police found a similar modus operandi in a burglary case registered a year ago.

The three accused brothers, Rajan alias Natta (25), Vinod (35) and Sunil (28), have had previous involvements in burglary and robbery cases. "Nothing can deter my mission to work towards my children", Satyarthi said, showing his gratitude towards the police. He came back to Delhi on February 10 and gave a list of stolen articles.

Kailash Satyarthi, a children's rights and education and the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, which he shared with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai.

The original Nobel medallion given to Satyarthi is kept at Rashtrapati Bhavan as he dedicated it to the country. The burglary took place in the wee hours of February 7 and police received information about the theft at Satyarthi's flat in Aravali Apartments around 9 am. While both Rajan and Vinod are illiterate, Sunil, who is unmarried, is a Class VI dropout and was working in a grocery shop as a helper, said DCP (southeast) Romil Baniya.

"We raised suspicion over the area's infamous burglar Rajan and apprehended him from Sangam Vihar (south Delhi) on a tip-off".

Traditional policing played a big role in solving the case, said R P Upadhyay, joint commissioner of police (Southeast).

The accused brothers are natives of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and had been living in the jhuggis near the Aravali Apartments since their birth. They worked as painters and labourers in the Sangam Vihar area on a daily wage basis.

  • Joey Payne