Theft at 'Statue of Unity' sculptor's Noida home
The Noida Police is investigating a case of theft at the house of globally-renowned sculptor Ram Sutar and has booked his domestic help who is absconding, officials said on Thursday. Cash and jewelry worth Rs. 24 to 27 lakh are missing. Sutar, who created the Statue of Unity, lives with his family in the city's Sector 19 area, under Sector 20 Police Station limits.
Police is looking for the domestic help
Noida Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ranjvijay Singh said an FIR has been lodged against the domestic help, who had joined work at Sutar's home less than a week ago. "He had joined work through a Delhi-based placement agency. This domestic help had replaced the previous one who has been working for a long time but was on leave," Singh said.
Family returned to find the servant and valuables missing
"The Sutar family members had gone out on Tuesday for some work when the domestic help collected all the cash and valuables he could find and fled," Additional DCP Singh said. According to the family, when they returned after two hours, the domestic help was not at home, and upon checking, they found a cupboard wide open with valuables gone.
Multiple police teams are looking for the accused
"A police team visited the home to examine the situation after which an FIR was lodged and an investigation was initiated," the Additional DCP said. "Multiple police teams are looking for the domestic help, who hails from Odisha," Singh added.