Thieves broke into Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s home in south Delhi and stole several valuable items, including his Nobel certificate, police said on Tuesday.
People close to Satyarthi, who also runs NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan, said his Nobel prize is safe as it currently with the President.
No one was present in Satyarthi’s Kalkaji house when the thieves struck. Satyarthi is currently in the United States to attend the World Peace Summit.
The theft came to light on Tuesday morning when Satyarthi’s son, who lives elsewhere in the city, found the locks of the house broken. The house was ransacked and several valuables were missing.
Police were immediately informed and a case has been registered. Police said it was too early to say who is behind the theft, but suspect that it was the handiwork of burglars whose primary aim was to steal jewellery. The time of the theft is yet to be ascertained.
The CCTV cameras in the area are being scanned and known criminal elements in the area are rounded up for questioning.
Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, which he shared with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai.