A suitcase containing Rs. 5.5 lakh belonging to a housewife was stolen outside the passport office at Secunderabad on Thursday.

Forty-year-old Neeraja from Nalgonda came to the passport office to submit application for renewal of her passport.

After waiting in the queue outside the office for some time, she went across to an agent's office nearby to seek clarifications.

She kept the suitcase on a scooter parked on roadside. Soon, she found it stolen, Market Inspector, S. Vinod Kumar, said.