A six-month-old pit bull terrier, was allegedly stolen from outside the house of a district court magistrate in Chandigarh on Saturday but amazingly he came back to home all by himself, said police.
Unable to trace it on their own, the desperate owners filed a police complaint, but the canine, belonging to the ferocious American breed, reappeared on the doorstep of the judge's house Sunday, much to the everyone's relief.
"The dog was found near the back door of the house this morning," said Inspector Dalip Rattan, SHO of Sector 19 police station.
Police had initially suspected that a couple of schoolboys were behind the dastardly deed. A vegetable vendor had told them that he saw two boys in school uniform, who were riding a scooter, stealing the dog from near the main gate of the house.
The dog was playing in the garden of the Sector 19 residence of the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMIC) at that time, while the magistrate, a dog-lover, was in the court.
The SHO said that it was possible that those who had taken away the dog had dumped him close to the house after which he walked back to the premises.
"The dog may have been left outside home by those who had taken it away," he said.