Jitendra Goyal, 22, was arrested on Thursday following a complaint. The alleged theft took place on Wednesday.
Goyal, a cashier in a finance company, had allegedly taken Rs 6.74 lakh from the locker of his firm, Niranjan Sharma, officer in-charge of the local police station said.
Police managed to track down Goyal within 24 hours from his native place.
Upon interrogation, Goyal said he stole the money to marry a woman he loved but she turned his proposal down. Agitated, he allegedly set ablaze Rs 5 lakh, the burnt fragments of which Nasrullaganj police have been able to recover.
The police have also recovered rest of the cash.
A case under relevant sections of the IPC was registered against Goyal and further investigations were underway.
(With PTI inputs)
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