Bengaluru:  More than Rs 14 lakh worth gold was robbed from a techie's house in Bengaluru. He has accused his cook, who is currently absconding.

The techie identified as Kunal Kohli (44) works with a private firm. He resides in HSR Layout, Bengaluru. On the evening of May 5 (Sunday), Kunal Kohli had gone out shopping with his family. When they returned home late at 12 am, they found the main door left open.

When they searched their house, they noticed that the money and jewellery had been stolen.

Their cook, identified as Bishal Bista (26), stayed in the third floor of their building. When they checked, he was missing.

Kunal Kohli has been robbed of two gold chains weighing 50 grams, two gold bangles weighing 200 grams, five gold and diamond bangles weighing 300 grams, two gold and diamond pendants weighing 50 grams, one gold and pearl necklace weighing 20 grams, one gold and stone pendant weighing 50 grams, a silver biscuit weighing 250 grams, Rs 1 lakh in cash and 600 Euros. A driving licence and a pan card were also missing.

The cook had reportedly been staying in the building with his wife and a six-month-old for the past one-and-a-half years.

A case has been registered at HSR Layout police station under section 381 (theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master).

A senior citizen was also robbed recently. She is identified as Gowri Changappa (77), who is a resident of Samhita Castle Apartment on Varthur Road, Bengaluru.

On April 24, Gowri had taken out some gold from the bank. She had kept it safely in her cupboard. On April 29, she saw that all the gold jewellery was missing from the cupboard. According to Gowri, no one else can enter the house, other than her maid. However, when she asked them, they completely denied it.

A case has been registered at Byappanahalli police station under section 381 (theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master).