Photo on Facebook wearing stolen jewelry lands couple in jail


RANCHI – Posting a photo of themselves laden with jewelry landed a couple in jail in Seraikela-Kharsawan. Police on Sunday detained couple, Sunil Verma and Rekha Verma, and sent them to jail after a complaint was filed by a lady who known the jewelry worn by Rekha Verma as her stolen jewelry worth Rs 5 lakh.

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“On June 5, a puja was detained in house of Aarti Devi near NKS Ground in Balrampur under Gamharia police station. At 10 pm, Sunil Verma and Rekha Verma– who lived on ground floor of same building on rent – had also come to Aarti Devi’s flat. After the puja, Aarti Devi had gone to bathroom keeping her jewelry in a bag. Next morning Rekha again came to Aarti Devi’s flat and Aarti Devi asked her to come later as she was taking the shower. But when she came out of the bathroom, she found her jewelry gone,” police officer (SDPO), told media.

Aarti Devi even went to Rekha’s residence enquiring about jewelry but she denied having any knowledge and threatened to file a police case against her. “Rekha and Sunil then left building and shifted to another residece. Few days ago, Aarti Devi saw photos of Sunil and Rekha on Facebook and felt jewelry worn by Rekha was actually her stolen jewelry after which she filed a complaint.

A police team led by sub-inspector raided Rekha and Sunil’s residence on Sunday and recovered stolen jewelry, including 90gm gold valued Rs 3 lakh.

Police said, couple had prepared duplicate jewelry exactly resembling the stolen jewelry but when police pressurized them, they handed over the original stolen jewelry.

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