Hyderabad: Within 48 hours of the incident being reported, the Osmania University police cracked a burglary case and arrested one person on Friday. The police also recovered gold and Rs 12 lakh cash, altogether worth Rs 65 lakh intact.
The arrested person was identified as M Laxman (29), a painter from MK Nagar in Tarnaka and a native of Khanapur in Ranga Reddy district.
According to the police, Laxman, the son-in-law of the complainant Rangamma’s adopted daughter, was addicted to boozing and smoking and decided to steal the cash and gold from his mother-in-law’s house to solve his financial problems. While he waited for an opportunity, Rangamma left on a pilgrimage on November 23.
“In her absence, he switched off the surveillance cameras in the house and stole the gold ornaments and cash by breaking open the almirah in the complainant’s bedroom,” said an official.
When Rangamma returned home on November 29, she found the house burgled and approached the police on Wednesday, raising suspicions over Laxman’s role.
A case was booked and while the investigation was on, based on a tip-off, the Osmania University police arrested Laxman from the Arts College railway station and recovered the stolen material intact from him.
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