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19-yr-old held for theft at Holy Child Auxilium School

Manipur boy, along with friends, had allegedly burgled own school earlier.

New Delhi | Published: July 14, 2015 3:06 am
Manipur, Rohul Moirangthem, Manipur boy Rohul Moirangthem, Holy Child Auxilium School, South Delhi school, South Delhi school theft, Holy Child Auxilium School theft, manipur boy theft, Delhi latest news, India latest news The boy, identified as Rohul Moirangthem, was responsible for the theft of Rs 12,500 and two cell phones from the principal’s room at the Holy Child Auxilium School, said the police.

A 19-year-old boy from Manipur was behind the theft at a school in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar in February, the Special Task Force of South District Police claimed on Monday.

The boy, identified as Rohul Moirangthem, was responsible for the theft of Rs 12,500 and two cell phones  from the principal’s room at the Holy Child Auxilium School, said the police.

Incidentally, Rohul had been arrested earlier on May 29, along with his friends, for allegedly committing theft at his own school, Mount Carmel in South Campus. The STF is also looking for two more persons in connection with the theft.

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During interrogation, Rohul reportedly disclosed that he decided to target his own school — Mount Carmel School — after he failed to clear the Accounts exam in Class 12.

“He said that he often visited Vasant Vihar market, along with his friends, to watch movies. On the night of February 12, after consuming alcohol, he, along with his two friends, scaled the walls of Holy Child Auxilium School and committed the theft. He also revealed that they attempted to burgle the DTEA government school in Nanak Pura about a month ago,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, Prem Nath.

During the investigation, police went through the CCTV footage of Holy Child Auxilium School. The footage suggested that the accused, wearing masks, had scaled the walls of the school, damaged cameras and committed burglary, but they had left the sacred symbols and photographs untouched, said Prem Nath.

“During investigation, a team from the CFSL (Central Forensic Science Laboratory) lifted 26 prints from different places in the principal’s room. While the probe was going on, a similar incident was reported from Mount Carmel School in May, in connection with which three persons, including Rohul, were apprehended,” he added.

The DCP added that as the modus-operandi in both cases was similar, the fingerprints of the accused in the Mount Carmel School theft were sent to the lab for comparison.

“Reports of chance prints in both incidents matched that of Rohul Moirangthem. On receipt of this critical scientific evidence, the STF team, under the supervision of Inspector Rajendra Singh, started searching for Rohul, who had been granted bail in the Mount Carmel case and had gone back to Manipur, He was called in connection with South Campus case and was subsequently put under arrest on July 11,” added Prem Nath.

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  1. K
    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:53 am
    Would the media , church and the school now say sorry to the Hindu community for communalising a theft to national and international level? Such a pity that religious tolerance of Indian churches have gone done so badly; and this is a perfect example.Congradulations to Indian Express for exposing the truth finally. I am sure this news would be suppressed by our 'mainstream' newspapers and channels.
    1. M
      Jul 14, 2015 at 11:04 pm
      Ashamed of Indian Express. It looks like you had nothing else to do. Why have you put a picture of the person? He is just 19. You have labelled him a criminal forever.
      1. A
        Jul 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm
        Bhai, Dont be so narrow minded.just because people point fingers doeant mean everyone should. Be the bigger person. And anyway the evidence seems flawed in this case..no one can be sure what the police are upto. Amd why wud anyone steal a lousy 12000 rs..im sure his pocket money is twice as much as that .lol
        1. S
          Jul 15, 2015 at 12:15 pm
          The entire Hindu potion of India was held guilty for this theft by the Indian and International Media, Christian prelates and spokespersons since February of this year:
          1. Ashish Trivedi
            Jul 15, 2015 at 10:21 pm
            This is very old and proven missionary propaa.... destroy your own property and give money to politicians and media to malign the image of Hindus.
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