Published On : Thu, May 8th, 2014

Cash & jewellery worth Rs 3 lakhs gets stolen from marriage hall

Nagpur News: In a classic case of skilful pick-pocketing, some unknown offender had pilfered away cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 3 lakhs from the purse of the mother of the bridegroom.

According to information, Kumudini Moreshwar Kakde aged 53 years and a resident of Plot No 73, Vaibhav Nagar Dhigori had arranged the marriage of her son at the Kusumtai Wankhede Hall on North Ambazhari Road falling under the jurisdiction of Sitabuldi Police Station on May 8, 2014.

The marriage ceremonies were on, between 11:00 to 11:30 am. According to Maharashtrian Hindu custom, a particular rite exists, where the bridegroom’s mother gifts saris, gold ornaments and cash to the newly wedded daughter-in-law.

When the mother of the bridegroom Kumudini Kakde who was was sitting next to her son, checked the Aher (Gifts) according to traditions, which included mangalsutra, Saris, gold ornaments etc, she realized that all the gold ornaments worth Rs 2,42,500/- and cash worth Rs 60,000 was found missing.

She realized that someone has stolen the ornaments and cash from her purse which was in her hand all the time. On being urged by the relatives’ Kumudini went to Sitabuldi Police Station and registered a case against unknown thief. On the complaint of Kumudini, PSI Bopte of Sitabuldi Police Station registered a case under section 379 of IPC. He is investigating further.