Burglars target govt official bungalow thrice in five days

Two burglaries and one attempted burglary within five days reported at the same bungalow in South Delhi's Lodhi Colony compelled its owner – Sunita Singh, director at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change – to approach the police and urge them to bring the culprits to the book as it posed a serious threat to her safety, said a police source on Tuesday.

According to the police, the first of the three burglaries was reported on the night of May 25 in the outhouse of Sunita Singh’s 1, Flying Club Road Bungalow in Lodhi Road.  Her help Uma was at her native village in Uttarakhand when the burglars struck. The burglars broke inside and allegedly took away cash around Rs 5,000 and some silver ornaments. A complaint regarding this was reported at the Lodhi Colony police station on May 27.

Call it coincidence, burglars struck again on the same (May 27) night. They broke inside once again and this time they hardly found anything to take away. At last, they settled with the fan of the air cooler present in the room. Singh again registered a complaint with the police on the very next day. On the intervening night between May 28 and 29, Singh herself noticed a man trying to scale the wall of her bungalow. She raised an alarm and the man had to change his mind. She called up the police and a PCR team rushed to the spot immediately.

After the third incident, Singh, in her complaint, urged the police to “register an FIR and bring the culprits to the books at the earliest.” She expressed that she was extremely worried by the series of incidents, which also purportedly posed serious threats to the safety and security of the residents of the bungalow, said the police source.

The police suspects that the burglars in this case could be vagabonds or people enrolled at a drugs de-addiction centre situated right across the railway track behind Singh’s bungalow. ‘We are looking for the alleged burglars. However, it has also been suggested to her that she should immediately heighten the boundary walls or install barb wires to ensure safety,” said a police official.
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