Home of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi burgled, peace medal replica stolen | Reuters

NEW DELHI Thieves broke into the New Delhi home of India's 2014 Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, and stole a replica of his prize medal, police said on Tuesday.Police official Romil Baniya told Reuters the replica was stolen from the south Delhi home of the children's rights activist in an early morning burglary.'We have launched an investigation to nab the culprits,' said Baniya, a deputy commissioner of police in the Indian capital.Other gifts and certificates besides the replica were also stolen, said Rakesh Senger, director of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the movement started by Satyarthi, who is travelling overseas to attend a conference.

Reuters February 07, 2017 14:00:16 IST
Home of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi burgled, peace medal replica stolen
| Reuters

Home of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi burgled peace medal replica stolen
 Reuters

NEW DELHI Thieves broke into the New Delhi home of India's 2014 Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, and stole a replica of his prize medal, police said on Tuesday.Police official Romil Baniya told Reuters the replica was stolen from the south Delhi home of the children's rights activist in an early morning burglary."We have launched an investigation to nab the culprits," said Baniya, a deputy commissioner of police in the Indian capital.Other gifts and certificates besides the replica were also stolen, said Rakesh Senger, director of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the movement started by Satyarthi, who is travelling overseas to attend a conference.

He could not immediately be reached for comment.Satyarthi's Nobel medal has been on display in a museum at the palace of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, after the laureate decided to dedicate the medal to the nation in 2015.

Satyarthi, 63, gave up a career as an electrical engineer in 1980 to campaign against child labour. Since then he has led numerous peaceful protests and demonstrations to draw attention to the plight of children exploited for financial gain.Prior to Satyarthi's loss, the Nobel prize certificate and medal of a previous Indian laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, who won the 1913 Literature prize, were stolen in 2004 from the institution he founded, Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal.

They have never been recovered. (Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

TAGS:

also read

Guinea president 'captured', govt dissolved, claim army putschists'; attack on presidential palace repulsed, say authorities
World

Guinea president 'captured', govt dissolved, claim army putschists'; attack on presidential palace repulsed, say authorities

Reports suggest that they captured President Alpha Conde and dissolved the government, bust the ground situation remains unclear

Cryptocurrency prices tumble and exchange trading falters as snags crop up
News & Analysis

Cryptocurrency prices tumble and exchange trading falters as snags crop up

NEW YORK (Reuters) -The price of cryptocurrencies plunged and crypto trading was delayed on Tuesday, a day in which El Salvador ran into snags as the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Shares of blockchain-related firms also fell as crypto stocks were hit by trading platform outages. But the major focus was on El Salvador, where the government had to temporarily unplug a digital wallet to cope with demand.

Ford poaches Apple's car project chief Doug Field
News & Analysis

Ford poaches Apple's car project chief Doug Field

By Joseph White and Sanjana Shivdas (Reuters) -The head of Apple Inc's car project, Doug Field, is going to work for Ford Motor Co to lead the automaker's advanced technology and embedded systems efforts, a hiring coup for Ford Chief Executive Jim Farley.