Kerala

“Honest thief” returns stolen jewellery with apology letter

The family had reported the matter to the police after gold jewellery weighing one sovereign was stolen from their home

The Hush Post: In an interesting incident, an “honest thief” returned the costly jewellery which he had stolen from a house. With this, the thief has also sent with a an apology letter.

The theft was reported from a house at Karumadi in Kerala’s Alappuzha district . According to a report in The Times of India, the house owner Madhukumar and his family, from whose house the theft occurred came to know about the incident when they returned home after attending a wedding in Karuvatta, media reported on Friday.

Another report by The Hindu, the police reportedly said, “After returning home, they examined the cupboard and found that gold earrings and other ornaments weighing around one sovereign were missing. Mr Madhu lodged a complaint with the police on Wednesday. He also named a person whom he suspected. However, to everyone’s surprise someone left the missing gold ornaments along with an apology letter at the gate of Mr. Madhu’s house on Thursday morning,”

The letter reads, “Please forgive me, I did this because of my circumstances and I’m sorry. I will not repeat such things again. Please don’t go to the police against me.”

The house owner is reportedly not interested in pursuing the case.

This is not the first time that an incident of this sort is being reported from Kerala.

In a similar incident last year in Thiruvananthapuram, a thief who had stolen some luxury goods from a house had returned the goods back to the owner with an apology letter as well.

In this case, the owner of the house had given the police, the CCTV footages of the theft following which the police had posted the footage on social media, from where it reached the thief.

Asianet news reported that the thief returned the stolen jewellery with an apology letter saying “I’m a student. I made a mistake, please don’t ruin my life. If the police catch me, they will charge me with all cases pending in the station. The tension is killing me, please tell the police to take down the Facebook post.”

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