Indian police have recovered noted child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Peace Prize replica that was stolen from the laureate’s home in national capital some five days back.
A top Delhi Police official said Sunday that the replica which was stolen on February 7, along with other valuables, has been recovered from the possession of three burglars, who were arrested late Saturday night.
“Was greatly concerned about theft of Shri Satyarthi’s prestigious Nobel Medal replica. Proud that Delhi Police recovered it in quick time,” Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik tweeted.
Satyarthi’s original nobel medallion is, however, intact as it is kept at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Indian President’s official residence) in the heart of the national capital as he has dedicated the prize to the country.
The 63-year-old was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his work to combat child labour and child trafficking in India. He shared the award with young Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai for her work on female education.
Satyarthi has, through his non-government organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan or Save Childhood Movement, rescued tens of thousands of children from hazardous industries and rehabilitated them. Enditem