ISLAMABAD: The residence of the Sri Lankan high commissioner in the capital was burgled, police said on Friday.

The burglars broke into the house located in F-8/2 even though it was guarded by paramilitary troops, and made off with bronze lamps and tabs worth thousands of rupees.

Margalla Police Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Athar Khan told Dawn that the house was locked since the high commissioner left Pakistan last month. The incident came to light when some officials of the high commission came to the house and found bronze lamps and tabs missing, the SHO stated.

A case was registered on the complaint of an official of the high commission, Sojeva Amarnath. Meanwhile, burglars stole Rs30,000, prize bonds worth Rs75,000 and gold ornaments from a house at G-6/2. Two motorcycles were lifted from a house at G-7/3-4 and a university at G-7/1.

Six armed men looted Rs110,000, 10 tola gold ornaments and diamond jewellery from a house in B-17, Tarnol. Three robbers also looted Rs18,000 from a house at Dhoke Jillani.

Similarly, two robbers snatched valuables worth Rs210,000 from a man at I-8/3. A car was stolen from outside a house at Pind Paracha, said the police added.

Published in Dawn, October 6th, 2018

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