In a bizarre case of theft in Madhya Pradesh, a thief stole valuables from the house of a policeman in Bhind, MP, and wrote the owners a letter of apology for committing the act. Even though this sounds bizarre, it isn’t something uncommon in India. Some are even seen praying to the idol of gods first and then looting the same.
In this case, in a handwritten letter, the thief wrote, “Sorry Dost majboori thi (Sorry friend, I was helpless).” Later, he also wrote that he had to steal to save his friend and return the stolen money as soon as possible.
The policeman whose house was looted by the thief is assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Kamlesh Katare, who is currently posted in Chattisgarh. His family, who live in Bhind, was out of home on June 30 for a relative’s place. When they returned, they found that the house’s locks had been broken and things were lying scattered with gold and silver ornaments all gone.
The thief had also written, “If I had not done this, then my friend would have lost his life. Don’t worry, as soon as I get the money, I will return it.” However, based on the apology note, police suspect the hand of some family acquaintances is at play as the investigation is underway.