Madhukumar’s family had filed a police complaint after finding gold ornaments weighing one sovereign missing from their home.

Please forgive me Kerala thief returns stolen jewels along with apology note
news Crime Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:11

In an interesting turn of events, a thief who stole gold ornaments from a house at Karumadi in Alappuzha district of Kerala, has returned the the ornaments along with a letter of apology.

According to a report by the Times of India, Madhukumar and his family, from whose house the theft occurred came to know about the incident when they returned home after attending a wedding in Karuvatta.

As per reports by The Hindu, the police is reported to have said, “After returning home, they examined the cupboard and found that gold earrings and other ornaments weighing around one sovereign were missing. Mr Madhu lodged a complaint with the police on Wednesday. He also named a person whom he suspected. However, to everyone’s surprise someone left the missing gold ornaments along with an apology letter at the gate of Mr. Madhu’s house on Thursday morning,”

The letter reads, “Please forgive me, I did this because of my circumstances and I’m sorry.”

“I will not repeat such things again. Please don’t go to the police against me,” he added in the letter.

Madhu is reportedly not interested in pursuing the case.

This is not the first time that an incident of this sort is being reported from Kerala.

In a similar incident which took place in Thiruvananthapuram last year, a thief who had stolen some luxury goods from a house had returned the goods back to the owner with an apology letter as well.

Though, in this case, the owner of the house had given the police, the CCTV footages of the theft following which the police had posted the footage on social media, from where it reached the thief.

Asianet news had reported that the thief returned the goods with an apology letter saying “I’m a student. I made a mistake, please don’t ruin my life. If the police catch me, they will charge me with all cases pending in the station. The tension is killing me, please tell the police to take down the Facebook post.”