The house of a senior journalist with a business newspaper was burgled in the Capital on Saturday.
Police said the house of Christina Mariam Thomas (27), a copy editor with Mint, was burgled in broad daylight. Although not much cash or valuables were taken, the thieves got away with important documents including the passports of the victim and her husband, police said. The incident took place in Ranjit Nagar in Patel Nagar.
“From 12:45 pm to 6:45 pm, my husband and I were out of the house. When I came back I found the door of my house bolted from outside but the lock was missing. The whole house was ransacked and a briefcase which had all our important documents missing,” said Thomas.
She said she lost documents including her school certificates, bank documents and LIC policies. “The thieves also took a digital camera,” she added.
Thomas registered a theft case with at Patel Nagar Police Station. The police on their part registered a case. A forensic team also went to the spot and got fingerprints.
“We have rounded up a few known bad characters in the area and are questioning them. It might be the work of a local gang,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
Thomas’s husband Robert Vinod is a photojournalist.