Thief ate food in the gold tiffin box he stole from Nizam’s Museum, says police

Gold tiffin box, spoon studded with rubies, other artefacts stolen from Nizam's Museum

The robbery which happened at Hyderabad Nizam’s Museum in Hyderabad was solved in a week. The robbery was done by two men who escaped to Mumbai after the plan and lived in a luxurious hotel from where they were arrested.

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The things included in the robbery items were four-kg gold tiffin box studded with diamonds, rubies and emeralds – arguably the star of their rich haul – a gold cup studded with rubies and emeralds, a saucer, a spoon and a tray have all been found from the duo.

The three-tier tiffin box worth several crores may not have been used by the Nizam, but one of the thieves used it every day to have food, revealed the Hyderabad police.

Burglars broke into the Nizam’s Museum, the CCTV footage was seen and they were caught. “They were just about to pick a precious Quran with golden cover in the next enclosure when they heard the early morning fajar ka azaan (Muslim prayers). We don’t know if it was sentiment or they got scared, but they didn’t pick up the holy book,” Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar told NDTV.

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The cup, saucer and spoons belonged to the family of the Nizams. The museum is located in the Purani Haveli. The museum showcases many other properties that belonged to the Nizam’s and the gifts received by Mir Osman Ali Khan, sixth and the last Nizam from 1911 to 1948 when Hyderabad State was annexed by India.


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