Man steals gold jewelry from sister-in-law’s home in Chandigarh, detained

A 23-year-old man was arrested for stealing gold jewelery from his sister-in-law’s paternal home in Sector 29 on May 25.

A native of Jalandhar, the accused, Pritpal Singh, had stolen a necklace, a pair of earrings, two rings and two bracelets from the house, according to the complaint by his sister-in-law Sandeep Kaur.

She said Singh visited her in Chandigarh while she was caring for her sick father and ran away with the jewelry. With the exception of the bracelets, all the ornaments were recovered from his possession.

Police said the accused was a drug addict, who committed the robbery to fund his addiction. He was convicted under Section 380 (Robbery from Dwelling House etc.) of the Indian Penal Code at the Industrial Estate Police Station.

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Cricket match from June 7


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