A Salt Lake building housing a communication institute was robbed of a computer, a few laptops, an oven and bathroom accessories on the weekend.
The main door of the single-storeyed AE-39 in Sector I, a predominantly residential area, was not broken. The theft came to light after the door, last closed on Saturday evening, was reopened on Monday.
Police suspect the robbers might have entered the building from the terrace, which has no door and where construction is on.
“When the main door was opened on Monday morning, the computer in the front office was missing. Three laptops, too, were missing from a cupboard. The cupboard was never locked and the keys were always in the keyhole. The keys were still hanging when we entered the building on Monday,” said Abhishek Dey Sarkar, an official of Candid School of Communication, housed in the building since August 2011. An oven and bathroom accessories were also stolen.
“There were no marks of break-in on the main door. The door at the rear, however, was broken. The gap was enough for anyone to sneak in,” Dey Sarkar added.
Prankrishna Manna, the caretaker of the building, was on leave on Saturday and Sunday. The building was unguarded after the institute, which offers training in public relations and event management, closed on Saturday evening.
A complaint has been lodged with Bidhannagar North police station.
“It is apparent that the robbers entered the building from the terrace and took the stairs to the ground floor before breaking the rear door. The way the door was broken, it seems the burglars had used a crowbar,” said a police officer. Several footprints and handprints were found on walls.
A woman in her early 20s was allegedly molested by a Group D employee after she underwent a laparoscopy and was under partial anaesthesia at NRS Medical College and Hospital on Monday.
The woman’s mother has lodged complaints with the police and the hospital authorities. “We are trying to find out who is behind the act,” said principal Srikanta Purkait.