A joyous occasion of their daughter’s marriage was soured for the Kandivli-based Dalals on Thursday night after they found that unidentified persons had made way with a bag containing gold jewellery worth Rs 15.76 lakh from the wedding hall in Bandra.
Police suspect the involvement of a gang comprising minors who are known to target wedding receptions to rob jewellery and cash.
According to Kherwadi police, the incident took place around 8.15pm on Thursday at Babu Satyanarayan Singh Sabhagruha located near Teachers colony at Bandra (East) where the complainant’s daughter, Aditi Dalal, was getting married.
Senior inspector of Kherwadi police station Avdut Chavan said, “Midway through the marriage, Aditi and her family members changed their jewellery and kept the ornaments they were wearing earlier in a bag.”
Chavan added, “The bag was handed over to Aditi’s 86-year-old grandmother, who kept it next to her. Someone managed to steal the bag without the grandmother realising it. It was only some time later that the family found that the bag containing 548 grams of gold jewellery was missing.”
Abhay Dalal, father of the bride, then approached the Kherwadi police to register a complaint.
When asked if the area CCTV surveillance, Chavan replied in the negative. He, however, added, “There was a video recording of the marriage ceremony, along with photographs. We are awaiting copies, which should help us identify persons who are not known to the family members of the bride and groom.”