Udupi: A house located near Ashrita College and belonging to Ramachandra Kamath who is into transport business in Chitrapadi, was broken into by thieves on Friday night.
The family members were away on a pilgrimage visit to Tirupati. Kamath’s sister-in-law’s daughter Ranjita, who lives with them, being all alone at home, went to stay that night with her grandmother living nearby.
When she came home to collect a book early Saturday morning, she found that the door of the house had been broken open. The details of things stolen could not be ascertained without the owners being around.
The police were informed as also Kamath who was in Tirupati. He immediately returned home to check the nature of loss. He noticed that about 24 sovereign gold ornaments of value of Rs 4 lakh and Rs 25,000 in cash.
The ornaments include a Lakshmi pendant, a gold coin issued by the Vysya Bank, a pearl necklace, a pair of bangles studded with pearls, plain gold bangles, gold earrings, ring and the like.
The Kota police are pursuing the case.