Twenty sovereigns of jewellery, silver articles weighing one kg, a sum of Rs.15,000 were stolen from the house of a doctor couple here on Monday night.

The couple, Gowthamraja and Sumithra, live in a house on Nehru Nagar in Vengikkal, a busy suburb of Tiruvannamalai. They locked their house and went to Mada Street to watch the procession of deities taken out as part of Karthigai Deepam festival on Monday night. When they came back late in the night, they found that burglars had entered the house through the rear entrance and taken way the valuables from an almirah. Police have booked a case. -Staff Reporter