House help drugs, robs elderly couple
A senior citizen couple was drugged and robbed of jewellery by their domestic help hired only a day ago in Vikaspuri area of west Delhi, police said. HT reports.delhi Updated: Jan 30, 2011 00:12 IST
A senior citizen couple was drugged and robbed of jewellery by their domestic help hired only a day ago in Vikaspuri area of west Delhi, police said.
Police also recovered a dagger and liquor bottles from the house, giving rise to suspicions of a pre-planned attack on the couple.
The victim, NR Dogra (65), a retired government servant, and his wife Kavita (59) were served dinner laced with sedatives by their domestic help on Thursday. The couple's son and daughter-in-law had gone to Jammu to attend a wedding when the incident occurred. Police said the domestic help from Nepal was hired on January 26. However, the employers did not make him fill the mandatory servant verification form.
The accused who said his name was Vikram (25) was hired through the reference of the security guard in the colony, where the Dogras live.
"The couple's son who had gone to Jammu to attend a wedding was trying his father's phone number in the evening. When he did not get any response, he asked one of his cousins to find out if everything's fine with his parents. When the cousin reached the house, he found the doors open and the couple frothing at the mouth," said V Renganathan, deputy commissioner of police (west).
Police said they have dispatched several teams to trace the domestic help. Police are also looking in records to ascertain whether the accused had been involved in similar incidents of crime earlier as well.
The couple was shifted to Mata Chanan Devi Hospital, where their condition is said to be stable. "We have registered a case and the family is yet to ascertain the value of the jewellery that has been taken away by the accused," he said.
Police said that the Dogras are related to a senior officer in the Intelligence Bureau (IB).
"So far we have not been able to find any leads in the case but are conducting raids to arrest the accused," a senior police officer said, adding that the accused must have gained entry into the house with the intention of robbery, as he did not even wait for a day before committing the crime.
Police said the accused got a dagger as well so that he could use it to attack in case the couple showed any resistance.