The police have arrested a Bangladeshi domestic help and his accomplice who reportedly murdered a 71-year-old woman at her Amar Colony residence in south Delhi in May this year. The crime was committed before the police could verify the antecedents of the domestic help.
The police said that Badal Faraji who belongs to Bangladesh had gained employment in the senior citizen’s house a fortnight before he committed the crime. The other accused Sanjay is a resident of Midnapore in West Bengal.
Nirmala Madan, who was running a PCO booth from below her house, was found murdered on May 5. Her husband died nine years ago. Nirmala lived alone. Her two sons -- Krishan and Harish – were also dead. Both her daughters-in-law lived separately. The senior citizen had given several rooms in the building on rent.
“Badal hatched a conspiracy to kill the senior citizen for money. He roped in Sanjay who used to come at the PCO booth for making calls to assist him in the crime as the elderly woman was well built and he would not have been able to kill her alone,” said HGS Dhaliwal, DCP (south).
After committing the crime, Badal fled to Bangladesh. He procured a fake passport and returned to India on July 13 via West Bengal. A team led by Inspector Vijay Singh arrested Badal from Seemapuri area on Wednesday.
“We arrested Badal with the help of the half-filled servant verification form. There was a permanent board outside her house asking for domestic helps. She did not keep anyone for more than fifteen days,” said the officer. The police said they have recovered the knife at the instance of the accused from the nearby forests.