The staff of Satyarthi, who is attending the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in America, discovered the theft.
It may be noted here that the Nobel Prize original is kept at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as per protocol.
Satyarthi is a Indian child rights activist, an founder of the ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ (BBA), an organisation dedicated towards rehabilitation of child workers and eradication of child labour.
An FIR under Section 380 (house theft) of the Indian Penal Code has been lodged. A manhunt has been launched by the police to grab the unidentified intruders.
The police has detained all scrap dealers and local criminals. Fingerprints and other evidence have also been lifted from the spot.
The incident has created fear of sorts in the minds of Delhi residents. Last year, several valuable items, including idols and “copper Gandhi glasses” gifted by the Prime Minister, were stolen from Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s home on November 29 last.