Nagpur: The ancient ways of hiding gold ornaments underground proved costly for an elderly woman as the gold booty was stolen by a prying criminal between 8 pm of Friday and 7 am of Sunday. Cops are searching for the inquisitive burglar.
The 62-year old woman, Asha Ramkrushna Kurwade, resident of Plot No. 162, Uday Nagar in Hudkeshwar area, for reasons known to her only, kept her gold ornaments worth Rs 46,000 hidden under a Neem tree within her house premises. The gold booty was kept neatly in a plastic box and hid underground. However, the ancient act of Asha could not go unnoticed of a prying burglar or burglars. The thief, at an opportune time between Friday and Sunday, dug out the plastic box containing gold ornaments and decamped. The theft came to notice of Asha at about 7 am on Sunday. She immediately lodged a complaint with Hudkeshwar police.
PSI Revatkar has booked the unidentified burglar under Section 379 of IPC and searching for him.