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Thieves stole antiques belonging to Nizam era

Swords and rods from the Museum stolen

Hyderabad, January 17, 2008

Making a mocker of the security in and around the State Museum at the Public Gardens here in the State Capital, thrives stole valuable antiques belonging to the Nizam Era last night. They stole two swords, a spearhead, four rods of a cot and a couple of flower vases. It is different from the world famous Salar Jung Museum which houses priceless artifacts. But it is no less significant for it houses several such relics including Egyptian mummy.

According to Saifabad police, miscreants gained entry into the museum, lifting the shutters on the rear portion with an iron rod as four watchmen and two security guards posted on the premises slipped into a deep slumber. They said that the culprits straight to the 'period room' from where they took away two swords dating back to the Nizam's time, a spearhead, four rods of a cot and two flower vases. The Task Force DCP, VB Kamalasan Reddy said that at least two persons could have carried out the theft. He added that there are no CCTVs inside the premises and illumination outside.

Police suspect one of the culprits might have stayed back on the premises after the museum was closed in the night and later, he along with his associates could have lifted the shutter. In charge officer of the State Museum Vasudevachary lodged a complaint with the Saifabad police. The police sources said that the Museum has poor security and said nearly two years back the tooth of a 4,000 year old mummy was stolen from the museum and till now, there is no word on the result of investigation.

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Thieves stole antiques belonging to Nizam era
Swords and rods from the Museum stolen

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