Youth turns burglar to fund picnic; arrested

A youth, who turned to burglary to fund a picnic, was arrested in the capital after he allegedly robbed the house of a BSF jawan in south-west Delhi, police said on Monday.

Updated: Mar 21, 2011, 23:28 PM IST

New Delhi: A youth, who turned to
burglary to fund a picnic, was arrested in the capital after
he allegedly robbed the house of a BSF jawan in south-west
Delhi, police said on Monday.

Gulshan Bhagat, son of a CRPF Head Constable, was
apprehended from the city yesterday soon after he burgled the
house of a BSF jawan in Dwarka, A K Ojha, Deputy Commissioner
of Police (South-West), said.

Bhagat, hailing from Ranchi in Jharkhand, had
allegedly stolen jewellery and cash from the house of the BSF
personnel when his wife was not present. The BSF jawan is
posted outside Delhi.

"Immediately after finding out about the burglary, the
woman informed police. Police came to know that the burglar is
still hiding within south-west Delhi and was looking for
suitable buyers for the stolen goods," Ojha said.

During questioning, Ojha claimed, Bhagat told police
that he wanted to go on a trip with his friends and to meet
the expenses, he indulged in the crime.

"Bhagat used to select a housing society randomly and
gains entry in the guise of a relative of one of the
residents. Thereafter, he breaks into any house/flat which is
not securely locked," Ojha said.

PTI