A senior assistant of the examination branch at Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) found her house ransacked on Monday afternoon when she returned from office.
The police, after checking the records at the gate, rounded up three Class-4 contract employees of the board to find that they were known to the senior assistant. Though a case under Sections 379 (punishment for theft) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the Indian Penal Code was registered, but no arrests were made.
Shahgul, the senior assistant, lives on the seventh floor in PSEB residential colony, Sector 68. Her house was locked at the time of the theft. According to the complaint with the police, the thieves decamped with two gold bangles, two gold sets, cash worth Rs 7,000 and passports of some her family members. It is important to mention here that the colony has security guards posted at all times.
One of the three suspects had visited Shahgul's house for some plumbing-related work last Saturday. Noticing that she lives by herself, he planned the theft.
"The case is being looked into and we shall crack it soon. No arrests have been made so far,"said a police official in-charge of the case.