Police have recovered the Nobel citation of social activist Kailash Satyarthi that was stolen from his south Delhi home along with several other valuables by a group of three brothers over a month ago, officials said on Saturday.
They said that after their arrest when the brothers refused to reveal where they had discarded the citation, investigators deployed sources to gather information about the places they visited the day after the theft on February 6.
The breakthrough came on Friday evening when one of the informers told the police that the trio also visited the Aravali forests after the crime. The citation was found in a bag that was hidden under a rock in Aravali Biodiversity Park in south Delhi. The bag was sniffed out by police dogs after a three-hour search on Friday evening.
Apart from the citation, the thieves had also stolen a replica of the Nobel Prize won by Satyarthi, some jewellery and several gifts he had received during his visits to various countries.
The thieves were arrested five days after the burglary and most of the stolen items were recovered.
Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, which he shared with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai.