In Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district, a burglar who stole silver and brass objects from a shrine returned them along with an apologetic letter claiming his actions had hurt him, according to police.
On October 24, the Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple within the boundaries of the Lamta police station was broken into ten decorative silver pieces, including “chhatras” (an umbrella-shaped decoration piece), and three brass items were taken, according to the Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Dabar.
Since that time, the police have been looking for the offender, he claimed.
According to the official, on Friday, members of a Jain household in Lamta noticed a bag in a hole close to the panchayat office and immediately called the police and the locals.
He said the items taken were found in the backpack with an apology letter from the thief.
The letter, captured on camera and shared on social media, was written, “I am requesting an apology for my actions. Please pardon me; I erred. The theft has caused me a lot of suffering.
According to Mr. Dabar, the police have recovered the stolen goods and are working to apprehend the criminal.