Delhi Police on Sunday arrested a 20-year-old domestic help for allegedly stealing diamond and gold jewellery worth R90 lakh and R20,000 cash from his employer’s house in Vasant Vihar when she was abroad.
The police recovered 11 gold and diamond necklaces, eight gold and diamond bangles, gold and diamond earrings, 20 gold and diamond rings and R8,500 cash from domestic help, Brijesh.
In her complaint to the police on June 16, Namrata Kumari said she had gone to Europe with her daughter when the crime happened. After she returned, she found her almirah and drawers open with jewellery and cash missing.
Her husband and son were in Delhi but not at home.
“Kumari told us she had employed a domestic help Brijesh but she fired him due to his conduct and unsatisfactory services. She said the man visited her house between June 7 and 9 while she was away. We registered a case and started investigation,” DCP, South, Ishwar Singh said.
The servant was not verified by the police before he was hired.
Kumari gave police some documents and details of the help. The police deployed informers to track his movement. The police team conducted raids in Manakpur, Badayun district, of UP. But Brijesh fled from his village.
“We received an input that Brijesh was hiding at his maternal aunt’s house. A decoy was sent the house of Brijesh’s aunt, posing as an executive of a service provider company to verify a phone ID. Brijesh, who was hiding there, was identified and apprehended,” Singh said.
Brijesh admitted to the crime. Stolen gold and diamond jewelry and R8,500 were recovered. He said that in 2015, he came to Delhi and started working as domestic help at Kumari’s house. In May 2016, she fired him. At that time his mother was ill but he did not have money to pay for her treatment.
“It is then when he came back to Delhi and after he found out that his employer was abroad, he planned the theft . After stealing the valuables, he fled to his village,” Singh said.