Two unidentified miscreants, including a minor, looted gold jewellery from a banquet hall in the city by posing as guests last week.
The duo decamped with gold jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh without raising any suspicion as the families and other guests at the wedding venue were busy in the function.
The incident took place at the Pallavi Mandap in the Kesura area of the city on January 23. The duo’s role surfaced during the scrutiny of CCTV footage by the bride’s family when they started searching for the lost jewellery.
As per reports, the duo entered the venue posing as guests before they decamped with the gold ornaments kept for the ‘Bandapana’ ritual. However, the bride’s family was clueless about theft till the need of the ornaments for the ritual came.
Later, during the scrutiny of the footage of the CCTV cameras installed in the Mandap, the family saw a minor boy fleeing with the bag in which the jewellery was kept.
Sources said that the bag contained a necklace, two earrings and five finger rings which were to be presented to the bride and the groom during the wedding rituals.
In the CCTV footage, the looters can be seen entering the venue and mingling with the guests with ease. After a while, the minor can be seen entering the room where the bride and other family members were present. His senior aide was seen keeping watch near the door of the room.