Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Burglars struck at the residence of noted Hindi writer late Nirmal Verma in Indraprastha Extension here and allegedly made off with some jewellery, a replica of the Padma Bhushan and some of certificates.

The burglary came to light on Tuesday when the writer’s widow Gagan came to their flat in “Sehvikas Apartments” and found the house ransacked.

“She found some jewellery and a miniature replica of the Padam Bhushan missing. She came to the police station on Wednesday and registered a case. The lock to the flat was intact,” said a police officer at Madhu Vihar police station.

The original Padma Bhushan award presented to the writer is safe at the Greater Noida residence where his wife now stays. She visits the flat in Delhi once in a fortnight.

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