An Indian crook was arrested for burglary after he returned to the scene of a raid to tell a shocked homeowner how sorry he was, The Times of India reported Monday.
Naresh Dasri, 24, broke down on Suresh Bhagwat's doorstep Saturday, telling him: "I am ashamed of coming inside."
He revealed himself as the perpetrator behind a 86,500 rupees ($1,900) raid on Bhagwaht's home a month earlier, before asking the victim to mete out whatever punishment he saw fit.
Shocked Bhagwat, 44, declined the offer and rang the police instead.
"I was initially under the impression that the man was under the influence of liquor. However, after he revealed that he was troubled and had been spending sleepless nights, I decided to hand him over to the police," Bhagwat told The Times.
Dasri appeared in court over the August 13 burglary in Pune, a city in the western state of Maharashtra, and was remanded in custody until September 24, the Indian daily said.
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