It’s been a month after Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi’s Peace Prize citation was stolen from his house. Police has recovered it from the jungles near southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar. According to police, the mounted police unit and the dog squad were roped into look for the citation. Apart from the citation, the thieves had also stolen a replica of the Nobel Prize won by Satyarthi, some jewellery and several gifts he had received during his visits to various countries.
The thieves were arrested five days after the burglary and most of the stolen items were recovered.
Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, which he shared with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai.
He thanked the Delhi Police for their “efforts” to recover the citation.
“I am thankful to the Delhi Police for their efforts to recover the Nobel replica and the original citation. The Nobel belongs to every Indian citizen and child.
“Since I am a son of a policeman, I have always understood their sense of responsibility and commitment towards the nation,” he said in a statement.
“The accused were clueless about the citation. They realised what they had in their possession only when they switched on the news the morning after the theft,” an officer said.