Updated: February 7, 2017 4:38:36 pm
Social activist Kailash Satyarthi’s house in South Delhi was burgled and several precious belongings were stolen. According to reports, the theft took place on Monday (February 7) night and the Nobel prize citation was also found missing from his house among the other items. Confirming the news on Tuesday, DCP South East Delhi said the staff discovered it early morning.
The 63-year-old is currently in the US attending the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. In 2014, the child rights activist was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts towards the welfare and protection of rights of children and he had shared it with Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan. Satyarthi is the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), an organisation dedicated towards the eradication of child labour and rehabilitation of the rescued child workers. Could he ever have thought that the thieves would have an eye his Nobel Prize?
WATCH VIDEO | Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s House Burgled, Nobel Citation Stolen
A case has been registered at Kalkaji Police Station and a forensics team was called in to lift fingerprints and footprints. Earlier, Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize for literature was stolen in 2004.
As it made headlines, several criticised the untoward incident. Meanwhile, many others on Twitter had a good laugh on it and flooded the social media platform with a cluster of jokes. Read some of the funniest ones here:
I didn’t knew Modi ji is so desperate to get Nobel Prize. 😂😂😂
— Sarcastic Chhokra ☃ (@ProudIndian66) February 7, 2017
Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Prize replica stolen.
The black market: some idiot is selling a Nobel with “A1 Top Engravers” label at the back.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) February 7, 2017
— Danish Manzoor🇮🇳 (@ReachDanish) February 7, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 7, 2017
Nobel Prize Of #KailashSatyarthi Stolen From His Home At Delhi. Mai Bata Rha Hu Iske Peeche Bhi Modi ji Ka Haath Hai.
— अक्श (@FaceLessOK) February 7, 2017
Chor1: chal tv fridge laptop iPhone jewellery leli
Chor 2: Ruk Nobel prize certificate Lene de.😂
— Siddhi Chawla (@SiddhiChawla) February 7, 2017
Bhakts must have stolen Nobel Prize to award it to Modi before UP elections
— munier (@munir12e) February 7, 2017
Dear Kailash Satyarthi,
I never won a Nobel Prize. Just Chill.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
— K. Venugopal Menon (@VenuSpeak) February 7, 2017
Ye galat strategy hai, agar nobel prize chori karna hai to sath main kailash ji ko bhi uthana chahye tha, akele prize se kya milega? 😂 https://t.co/oMknTAHEdz
— Sumeet Singh (@sumeetsingh1813) February 7, 2017
Woh din gaye jab logo ke ghar se paise chori hote the…ab Nobel Prize hote hai 😂😂😂#NobelPrize
— Raghav Kapoor (@mgboltahai) February 7, 2017
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