A Congress MP from Maharashtra became a victim of thieves in the national capital when an unidentified person broke into his residence in his absence and stole bathroom fittings.
The incident took place in the 38-GRG Road residence of Manikrao Gavit in Lutyen's Delhi locality on the morning of October 1, when the MP from Nandurbar Lok Sabha constituency was out of station.
The burglar managed to flee from the spot even as a servant spotted him going out of the house, a senior police official said. The theft was reported to police by the servant who had come to the residence to carry out cleaning.
According to the servant, the official said, she has been staying in the servant quarters of Gavit's bunglow for the past ten years and has been cleaning the house whenever the MP was out of station.
"On October 1, she reached the MP's residence at around 8:45 am and saw a person going out. She told us that she thought that person was one of the relatives of the MP. She even said 'namaste' to him.
"But when she went to the washroom, she found that water was overflowing and the tap was missing. Suddenly she looked for the person who was there but he could not be located," the official said.
A case under Section 380 (theft) was registered against unknown person.