Replica of Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel Peace Prize recovered; 3 arrested

In a shocking incident, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s replica of Nobel Prize was stolen from his Delhi home, earlier this month.

The replica of Nobel Prize that was stolen from Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s residence in Delhi has been found. The police officials confirmed that they have recovered all the stolen valuables including the Nobel Prize replica along with jewellery. Three people have been arrested in connection of the robbery case.

In a shocking incident, a theft has taken place in Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s Delhi home on February 7 and the thieves has taken away a number of things from his house including his Nobel Prize replica that was awarded to him in 2014. Kailash Satyarthi was reportedly not present in India and was stationed in the US when the theft took place.

The police registered an FIR under section 380 (house theft) of the IPC in Kalkaji Police station in Delhi. Forensic teams also reached the spot and collected evidences including the fingerprints of the suspects. Expressing disappointment over the entire episode, Kailash Satyarthi said, “”My wife and I came back today from our Latin America trip and we were pained to see the house lying scattered. When I had left, everything was safe. I felt that my Nobel replica and citation are lying safe with the people of my country in my home but the unfortunate incident happened.”

“I was having a very intimate dinner with the president of Panama, his wife and other dignitaries when I got some messages and phone calls. I didn’t tell anyone because it’s not good to say that the national pride was stolen,” he added.

Kailash Satyarthi who is an Indian Child Rights activist shared his Nobel Prize with Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan. Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 for their pioneering work on promoting child rights in the subcontinent, as they made an impassioned plea to globalise compassion. Satyarthi, had given up his job as an electrical engineer to run an NGO for rescuing children from forced labour and trafficking.