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A thief who takes calls, returns booty

PTI  Krishnagar (WB), September 16, 2009
First Published: 00:18 IST(16/9/2009) | Last Updated: 00:19 IST(16/9/2009)
Ever heard of a thief answering a telephone call, agreeing to return stolen goods and returning them too? The unbelievable happend in West Bengal’s Nadia district.

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Kartik Mondal was crestfallen when he woke up on Monday morning to find that his home had been burgled.

A thief had broken into his house at Chapra, Nadia district, on Sunday and made away with valuables, including cash and mobile phone, besides LIC bonds and Kisan Vikash Patra certificates, police said.

A school teacher, Mondal, was distraughted and shocked. But on a neighbour’s advice, he kept calling his cell number.

“It kept ringing. Then a man answered in a hush-hush tone. When I pleaded (with) him to return my stolen belongings, he expressed his inability saying he needed them to run his family,” Mondal said.

The teacher then requested him to return the LIC bonds, Kishan Vikash Patras and other documents, which the thief agreed to do.

The thief asked him to come to a place near a field and collect his documents.

Mondal hurried to the place and found his documents kept there in a packet, they said.

“I thought, I had lost everything. But the thief kept his word,” Mondal said.

Anupam Chakraborty, officer-in-charge of Chapra police station, confirmed the incident and said, a team of officers visited Mondal’s house after he lodged a complaint.


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