A land broker in Ahmedabad woke up to a nightmare Wednesday evening, finding his home ransacked and valuables worth Rs 24 lakh missing. Mahesh Modi, 56, returned from a Mumbai trip to discover burglars had cut through the first-floor grille, gaining entry and making off with a hefty loot.
Details from Mahesh paint a picture of an empty house ripe for the taking. His daughter Priya is overseas, his wife Prabha visiting her parents, and even the domestic help was away. Mahesh himself had been out of town since Monday, attending to personal matters and later enjoying a getaway with friends.
It was Prabha who first raised the alarm. On Wednesday, Jitendra Raut, the domestic worker, returned to the Siddhivinayak Bungalows on Bopal-Ambli Road and found the disarrayed scene. He immediately contacted Prabha, who alerted a concerned Mahesh in Mumbai.
Upon his return, Mahesh confirmed the worst. The stolen valuables included jewelry, cash, and other precious items, amounting to a staggering Rs 23.51 lakh. Sarkhej police, acting swiftly, registered a complaint against unknown persons for criminal trespassing and theft in a dwelling place.
This seemingly opportunistic break-in serves as a stark reminder for homeowners to take necessary precautions when leaving their homes unattended. Investing in robust security measures and informing trusted individuals of absences can potentially deter such unfortunate incidents.
As Sarkhej police delve into the investigation, the community waits with bated breath for answers and hopes for the swift recovery of the stolen valuables. One thing is certain: Mahesh Modi’s ordeal highlights the importance of vigilance and proactiveness when it comes to home security.
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