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Camera clue to break-in

A burgled room at Bipin Channa’s house in Kadma on Thursday. (Bhola Prasad)

Burglars decamped with gold ornaments, two truck tyres, four car keys and other valuables worth over Rs 2.5 lakh from a transporter’s house in Ranikudar in Kadma police station area in the wee hours of Thursday.

A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage from a neighbour’s house shows that the half a dozen men had come in an auto-rickshaw to carry away the booty.

Transporter Bipin Channa, who runs his business in Kadma, said that he had gone to bed around 11.30pm on Wednesday after bolting the main door from inside and had also locked the puja room on the first floor from where ornaments of deities were stolen.

“But when I woke up at 4.30am, I found the door of my bedroom bolted from outside. I immediately raised an alarm following which my cleaner and driver rushed to my rescue. We then went upstairs and found the gold on idols missing,” said Channa.

The transporter, who lives with his wife Premila, was alone at home at the time of the break-in as his better half is visiting their son in Mumbai.

He filed an FIR after which a team from Kadma thana, led by OC Jai Prakash Rana, visited his house.

“We have registered a case and started our probe. We suspect the burglars had used an auto-rickshaw and must have kept tabs on the Channa family for quite sometime,” Rana said, adding that the CCTV footage would help them nab the culprits soon.