Bhopal: It may sound unusual but in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri the local police have called up a man to identify a pair of slippers that he complained of missing from outside a temple seven years back.
Mahendra Kumar Dubey, a retired government employee, visited the Sanwaria Seth Temple in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district in 2017. His slippers left outside the temple were stolen. He registered a written complaint about this theft at Mansafiya police station on January 14, 2017.
A few days ago, Mahendra Dubey received a call from the police station, informing him that some pairs of shoes, stolen from the said temple premises, had been recovered. Dubey was asked to identify his shoes among them.
A recent letter written by Dubey to the police station is suspected to be the reason behind this call.
A few days back Dubey read in a newspaper that the shoes of a judge’s son were stolen from the same temple. So, he wrote a letter to the police station, attaching a copy of his old application regarding theft he had faced in 2017. Because of this letter, Dubey received a call from the police station to identify his shoes.
But if Dubey goes to the police station to claim his shoes then his travel expenses would be more than the cost of his stolen slippers.