Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Peace Prize citation has been stolen from his house in the national capital.
The theft took place in the wee hours of Tuesday and was discovered by the personal staff of Kailash Satyarthi, a senior police official said.
“A police case has been lodged under Section 380 (house theft) of the Indian Penal Code. Forensic experts have been roped in and they have lifted fingerprints from the crime scene,” he said.
Satyarthi’s Nobel medallion is, however, intact as it is kept in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the Indian president, since he dedicated his award to the country.
The 63-year-old is currently not in India as he is believed to be attending the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in South America.
Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his work to combat child labor and trafficking in India. He shared the award with Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai.
Through his non-profit organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Satyarthi is said to have freed over 80,000 children from various forms of servitude and helped in their rehabilitation. Endit