Family in Covid-19 quarantine, thieves loot house in Indore | Indore News

INDORE: A family living in Indore’s Swami Dayanand Nagar was in for a shock when they found their house had been burgled while they were in Covid-19 quarantine in hospital.
The family alleges that thieves broke into their house and stole valuables worth Rs 12 lakh, and that police aren’t doing enough to find the thieves or retrieve their belongings. They tweeted to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, seeking his intervention to speed up the probe.
Police deny the allegation of slow probe, and say they are investigating the burglary.
“We came to know about the theft on April 22 when we were in quarantine. Two of us somehow came home and put a lock borrowed from our neighbours,” said the head of the family, who runs a shop in Imli Bazaar.
The family was taken to quarantine on April 6, after one of them tested positive. They returned home on April 26, but four others were found Covid-19 positive and rushed to a hospital. “Only my daughter-in-law and children were home,” he said.
Probe too slow, says Indore family
Rajendra Nagar police filed an FIR on April 28, a day after the family lodged a complaint. The family claims that since Covid-19 cases were reported in the house, police were hesitant to conduct a thorough probe. “No forensic team has visited the site. Even the saw used by the thieves to cut the locks were untouched,” the trader alleged.
Rajendra Nagar police station in-charge Sunil Sharma said, “We filed the FIR after taking statements from the family on April 28. Had we been afraid of coronavirus, we would not have gone to the house to record statements.” He said they have zeroed in on some suspects. “It takes time. Action will be taken,” said Sharma.

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