Mumbai: Avenging his step mother, a 15-year-old boy stole her jewellery worth Rs 200,000 (Rs320,000 Pakistan) and sold it to the neighbours for only Rs700 in India, reported Midday.
The teenager stated that he lost his biological mother five years ago and was brutally tortured by his step-mother who did not give him food for days.
One day, when he saw her opening her locker ad removing her jewels for a festival, he hatched his plan.
After she placed the ornaments back where they belonged, he stole and sold it off with the help of a couple of neighbours who were aware of his situation.
Police said that the atrocities of the stepmother had forced him to get into bad company which allegedly led to the theft.
The boy is currently in a remand home where he was sent after getting arrested along with two neighbours.