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Woman held for murdering senior citizen

The police have arrested a young woman who, along with her husband, allegedly murdered a senior citizen in an effort to earn quick money to pay off their debts.

delhi Updated: Mar 09, 2010 23:44 IST
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The police have arrested a young woman who, along with her husband, allegedly murdered a senior citizen in an effort to earn quick money to pay off their debts.

The police said initially the plan was to rob the victim, Manjeet Kaur, but when she tried to call for help they killed her.

The police have arrested 24-year-old Hema Aggarwal and are looking for her husband Gopal, who is still absconding.

The police said the incident happened at Multani Mohalla in Rani Bagh on February 23. The victim ran a marriage bureau.

“Hema was arrested from Budh Vihar on Monday. She knew the victim and was in touch with her for sometime. They were under heavy debt and thought that they will be able to steal jewellery and cash from Kaur’s house,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) N.S. Bundela.

The police said that the senior citizen was staying alone and the accused tried to take advantage of it.

The police said that most of the ornaments they took from the house of the victim were useless as they later found that they were artificial jewellery.

The police said the accused had known the Kaur for a long time. “The accused used to call her on the pretext of getting her brother-in-law married,” added Bundela.

The police said that Hema and her husband went to Kaur’s residence to meet her on the pretext of the marriage of her brother-in-law.

“Kaur started shouting when they overpowered her to commit robbery. They then slit her wrist and neck with a kitchen knife after which she bled to death,” added Bundela.

The police said that they fled with cash and jewellery.

When they found that most of the jewellery was artificial, they threw them in an MCD garbage din in Mangolpuri.