Burglar feels sorry, says his kids are starving

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 25, 2014 18:15 IST

Like a scene from a Bollywood flick, a burglar stole valuables from three underconstruction houses in New Chander Nagar and then felt sorry for the same.

The burglar left behind a message written on the wall on the rooftop of one of the houses that ‘he is sorry for the burglary, but his children are starving ’.

The house owners sounded the police.

Karan Kapoor, owner of one of the houses, said he came to know of burglary in the morning. The burglars had decamped with bundles of wire, cutting machines and other construction material from the spot.
He saw the message left behind by the burglars when he was investigating about the loss.


Another woman fell prey to snatchers at Vishnupuri Chowk on Friday, as two motorcyclebor ne youths s nat ched her purse and fled. After the incident Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon reached the spot even before the police turned up.

The victim Dr Shakuntala Arora (58) of Shivpuri area, was riding a cycle rickshaw on Friday morning. As the rickshaw reached near Shivpuri Chowk, two motorcycle-bor ne youths appeared there and snatched purse from her and fled.

The woman said the purse contained 10,000 in cash and some documents. The locals immediately sounded to the police and area MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon.

Dhillon immediately reached the spot, while the police took 30 minutes to reach there. According to locals, the area is prone to snatchings.

Basti Jodhewal SHO inspector Harvinder Singh said the police reached the spot immediately after receiving the information. He said efforts were on to arrest the snatchers.

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