For Prasad and Swati Sawant, whose house was burgled by three men on Thursday, the ordeal is far from over.
Gold jewellery worth Rs10 lakh was decamped from their house in their absence and to make matters worse, they asked Sawants not to touch any object in their house until a police photographer and fingerprint expert comes to collect evidence. And they came visiting only on Friday evening.
Both Prasad and Swati, who are bank employees and stay at Om Shree Mangal Society at Babhai Naka in Borivli (West) with their college-going son, left for work as usual on Thursday with Swati leaving in the morning, followed by their son who left for college around 12.30pm, and Prasad left by around 1.30pm.
When their son returned from college at 3.30pm, he found the latch on the main door broken and the door ajar.
On entering the house, he saw that their house had been completely ransacked and the locks on the cupboards were broken too.
“My son called me and my wife and informed us about what had happened. We immediately rushed home. Swati’s jewellery, worth Rs10 lakh, was lying in the cupboard and it had been stolen,” said Prasad.
The Sawants informed the police, following which the police visited their residence. “After inspection and recording the statements of the family and neighbours, the police told us that their photographer and fingerprint expert would be soon visiting our house to collect evidence. They told us not to touch anything. It has been more than 48 hours and nobody has come so far,” added Swati.
Prasad’s neighbours had seen three men dressed in black, who apparently fled from the terrace of the building, after committing the crime. The neighbour also managed to see face of one of the accused while he was trying to flee.
“We are trying to nab those three accused and we will be getting a sketch of the accused based on the description given by the Sawants’ neighbours,” said Bhagwan Chate, senior police inspector, Borivli police station.