New Delhi: An Iranian artiste, who arranged a stay for two French men in her flat in south-east Delhi for two months when she was on a holiday, alleged that the duo vanished without paying the rent and stole her belongings.
A case under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 427 (mischief causing damage) has been registered against the French nationals at Greater Kailash Police Station three days ago after the victim Shima Zarefard approached police after her return from holiday last Sunday, police said.
The victim claimed she had arranged their stay in the flat in Greater Kailash and on return from holiday on August 26 found the house and furniture damaged and many articles missing. The French men were also not there.
After a search in the house, Zarefard claimed, the only document she could find was an e-ticket to Bangkok on August 25 and return on September nine. However, a check with the airline brought to light that it was fake.
Instead the airline told Zarefard that they have a confirmed flight ticket to Kathmandu for August 31 and return on September seven.
"They (also) did not respect our agreement to pay the rent of the house, electricity and Internet bills," Zarefard claimed.
The victim alleged that they had stolen her handycam, three Bharatanatyam costumes, a Buddha head stone, a mixer- grinder, a hard drive, a jacket, a mattress, a saree and a painting among other things.
The victim also claimed that the duo damaged the refrigerator, washroom, floor tiles, pots and plants on the terrace and her motorcycle.