Amid the spiralling onion prices, a farmer in Maharashtra’s Nashik district has complained that his stock of the key kitchen staple worth around Rs 1 lakh has been stolen by unidentified persons, police said on Tuesday.

Onion grower Rahul Bajirao Pagar approached the police on Monday, saying he had kept a ‘summer stock’ of 25 tonne onions in 117 plastic crates at his store house in Kalwan taluka, police inspector Pramod Wagh said.

However, on Sunday evening, he found the entire stock worth nearly Rs 1 lakh missing, Pagar said in the complaint.