Medical Student Steals Jewelry after Losing Fee in Online Gambling

Medical Student Steals Jewelry after Losing Fee in Online Gambling

A 22-year-old student pursuing MBBS from Russia and his friend, has been arrested for allegedly stealing jewelry worth lakhs of rupees from a neighbour’s house.

According to SP (city) Arpit Vijay Vargiya, Rohan Kumar, who is a student in Russia, came back home to India a month ago, after completing the first year of his medical course.

He was reported to have lost Rs 15 lakh, given to him by his family, for tuition and living expenses, while gambling online.

To recover the money, Rohan along with friend Amit Kumar, a second year D-pharma student, devised a plan to rob his next-door neighbour’s house.

According to the SP, on the night of February 10, 2023, the two friends entered the neighbour’s house from the terrace, when the owner, Laxmi Rani, who works as a teacher, was out, and escaped with gold and silver jewelry.

The victim filed a police complaint at Nagar Kotwali police station the next day. After examining the CCTV footage from the area, police identified the two suspects.

When the police raided Rohan’s home, he swallowed a gold chain while attempting to escape. However, he was nabbed and rushed to a hospital where the X-ray report confirmed the presence of jewelry in his stomach.

The stolen jewelry was also recovered from his home.

SHO Mahaveer Chauhan, said that Rohan is currently lodged in jail. He added that the authorities will wait for him to naturally expel the chain, otherwise he will be taken to the hospital for a surgery to extract it.

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