Om Puri`s house burgled, Rs 1.75 lakh worth cash stolen

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Om Puri`s residence at suburban Andheri was allegedly broken open by thieves and stole cash and jewellery collectively valued at Rs 1.75 lakh, police said today.

The incident came to light on Friday morning, when the actor`s son Ishaan visited their Nalanda building`s flat, which was found ransacked, police said.

Om Puri has two houses and he resides in another house nearby while this flat was being used as store room, they added.

"The actor`s wife claimed that cash of Rs One lakh and jewellery worth Rs 75,000 were missing from the flat. The door and windows were broke open, which suggests the thieves sneaked into the house either breaking windows or the door," Senior Inspector S Nalawade at Versova Police Station told PTI.

Neighbours had heard some sound in the actor`s house on Thursday night but they thought the Puri couple might have come to their home, he said.

They suspect the involvement of Nepali watchmen at the building, who were not seen around ever since the incident, Nalawade said adding a case had been registered and further probe was on.



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