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20-yr-old cleans out grandfather’s house of Rs 11 lakh, absconds

mumbai Updated: Dec 04, 2011 01:14 IST
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The Mulund police is on the lookout for a 20-year-old boy who stole cash and gold ornaments worth Rs11.55 lakh from his grandfather’s home to fund his lavish lifestyle. Mulund police said his girlfriend had also gone missing and did not rule out the possibility that the two had eloped.

A senior inspector from the Mulund police said Tejas Makwana, a resident of Borivli, is a college student with a taste for the good life and spent most of his pocket money at pubs and hookah parlours.

Earlier this week, Tejas visited his paternal grandfather. 65-year-old Mukund Makwana’s residence, at Mulund West along with his family. All of them were to attend a wedding, for which, Makwana brought home cash and ornaments he otherwise kept in the bank locker.

On Thursday, Makwana found gold valuables and Rs35,000 in cash missing from the cupboard. Despite a thorough search of the house, Mukund could not trace the valuables. He later realised that along with the cash and valuables, Tejas was also missing. The boy had not informed that he was going out nor could he be traced anywhere. Mukund tried calling Tejas, but his calls went unanswered. Sensing what might have happened, Mukund approached the Mulund police and lodged a case of theft against Tejas.

“We have learnt that Tejas used to frequent pubs and hookah parlours. We have also found out that his girlfriend, too, has gone with him. We suspect that Tejas stole the money to fund his lavish lifestyle. We have registered a case of theft against Tejas and are trying to track him down,” said a senior police officer with the Mulund police station, who did not wish to be named.