In an appalling incident, a man has been arrested after he broke into a house in Indore’s Vishu Vihar Colony, Madhya Pradesh police said on Thursday.
During interrogation, the accused said he became unemployed due to the nationwide lockdown and attempted burglary as there was no food at his house.
However, the police said his reasons were found to be true after which his family was provided ration.
“A person was arrested after he broke into a house in Vishu Vihar Colony. When he was asked the reason behind the theft, he said he is jobless due to lockdown and there is no ration in his house,” Sub Inspector Kalpana Chauhan told news agency ANI. “While examining his claim, it was found that he was telling the truth so Police provided ration to his family,” she added.
For the uninitiated, according to data recently released by the Centre for Monitoring India Economy (CMIE), the countrywide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to an unprecedented jump in unemployment across India.