A woman and five of her family were arrested on Sunday for allegedly drugging and robbing the woman’s 75-year-old mother-in-law.
According to the police, 28-year-old Meetu Talwar, along with her brother, mother, aunt, uncle and cousin-in-law, allegedly drugged Har Kaur before making away with cash and jewellery worth over Rs 22 lakh, from her Tilak Nagar residence on May 15.
“We got suspicious after Meetu, (her brother) Kamal Nain and (her mother) Parvinder went missing from their home just a day after the incident,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity.
The police said the absconding trio came further under the scanner after the police found out the family had been borrowing large sums of money from local lenders.
“It was revealed that Meetu, along with her brother and mother had been indulging in financial deals, which included mortgage, payment of interest against principle and monthly committee schemes. It was also learnt that Meetu was in huge debt,” the officer said.
The trio was finally held from their relatives’ house in Hari Nagar. The officer said Meetu had confessed to the crime and revealed she had borrowed money for her first husband’s medical treatment, which she could not pay back. She had also borrowed a large sum from her maternal aunt, which she was under pressure to repay,” the officer added.