New Delhi: Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi’s south Delhi house was broken into late last night, from where the certificate of his Nobel Prize was stolen, among other things.
Satyarthi was not in his Alaknanda flat when the robbery took place. He is currently in the US.
Satyarthi’s original Nobel medallion is kept in Rashtrapati Bhavan since he dedicated his award to the country,.
Satyarthi’s son Bhuvan Ribhu, who is a senior Supreme Court lawyer, filed a police complaint today morning after he found the front gates of Satyarthi’s house broken.
An FIR under Section 380 (house theft) of the IPC has been filed. Police has initiated an investigation based on fingerprints lifted from the scene.
Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights and education activist and the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, which he shared with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai.
Through his organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Satyarthi has freed over 80,000 children from various forms of servitude and helped in successful rehabilitation.
Kailash, who was born in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh, has a degree in electrical engineering and a post-graduate diploma in high-voltage engineering.
This wouldn’t be the first stolen Nobel prize in Indian history, Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel prize was stolen from the Visva Bharati University museum in March 2004. It was never recovered.