Onion prices are witnessing an upward trend again as the retail and wholesale prices have shot up across India affecting the Capital too.
With onion prices touching Rs 100 per kg in Bengal, a gang of thieves broke into a vegetable shop in East Midnapore district and decamped with three bags stashed with onions on Tuesday night. The miscreants did not touch the cash-box and other items kept in the shop.
Akshay Das, who has a shop in Sutahata, found things scattered all around when he opened his shop on Tuesday morning.
Realising that thieves could have sneaked into the shop on Monday night, Das was in for a shock when he counted his losses. He found everything was intact other than the bags full of onions.
According to Das, the thieves had escaped with onions worth Rs 50,000, beside some garlic and ginger.
“They didn’t take a single paisa from the cash box,” he said.