Intruders Breaks Into Nizam’s Museum In Hyderabad And Loot Few Antiques

Nizam’s Museum A gold tiffin box
Nizam’s Museum A gold tiffin box

Intruders allegedly broke into the museum situated in Purani Haveli in the old city of Hyderabad late on Sunday night.

A gold tiffin box, that weighs two kilograms, saucer, a cup and a spoon embedded with rubies, diamonds and emeralds were stolen from Nizam’s Museum in Hyderabad, confirmed by police on Monday.

The museum authorities lodged a complaint with Mir Chowk police station after they found the valuables missing on Monday.

It is suspected that the intruders have gained the access by removing the iron grill present in the ventilator located on the first floor. Also, police believes that robbers uses a rope in order to enter in the building.

Police have registered the case and have already launched the investigation, and will examine the CCTV footage. A police officer said that they were investigating the role of insiders in the theft.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar and other senior officers visited the museum.

The tiffin box, saucer, cup and spoon belonged to the family of Nizams, the rulers of erstwhile Hyderabad state and were displayed along with several other personal belongings of the royal family at the museum located in Purani Haveli, one of the magnificent palaces in Nizam.

The museum showcases several personal belongings of Nizams and their family members and the gifts received by Mir Osman Ali Khan, sixth and the last Nizam from 1911 to 1948 when Hyderabad State was annexed by India.

The museum is also home to Nizam’s cars including 1930 Rolls Royce, a 150-year-old manually operated lift and wardrobe of sixth Nizam, who was the richest man in the world in 1930s.

Nizam Trust, run by the Nizam’s family, opened this museum in 2000 for general public and it is one of the major tourist attractions in the city.

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