The constant humiliation and insult he faced at the hands of his employer forced a domestic help to brutally murder his 65-year-old employer at her residence in Kalkaji in south Delhi on Friday.
The accused domestic help, identified as Deepak, a native of Silchar district in Assam, has been arrested by the southeast district police for allegedly killing his employer, Vijay Nindra, at her Kalkaji residence.
Deepak slit Nindra’s throat with a kitchen knife after she slapped him for not adding enough salt in the vegetable he had cooked for her.
The senior citizen had engaged Deepak ten days prior to her murder to take care of her husband who has been in a coma for the past eight years.
“Deepak was the one who made a PCR call and informed the police about the murder of his employer,” said Ajay Chaudhary, additional commissioner of police (southeast) said.
According to Chaudhary, the body of Nindra was lying on the floor in a pool of blood.
Initially, Deepak tried to mislead the police by concocting a fake story. He blamed two previous employees — Raj Kumar and Vijay — for the murder claiming they had come to collect their pending salary.
“Since the entry into the house was friendly we interrogated around 27 persons, including servants who had worked at the house in the past and those working there currently. Eventually, the needle of suspicion pointed towards Deepak as his statements were contradictory. He was subjected to sustained interrogation during which he confessed to his crime,” said Chaudhary.
During interrogation Deepak revealed that he was fed up with Nindra’s habit of insulting him, even for his petty mistakes.
A day prior to the murder she had slapped him on the issue of spilling some tea on the floor while he was serving it to her in a cup.
Deepak lives with his family in Pul Prahaladpur area in Delhi. The police have recovered the knife used by the accused in perpetrating the crime.