Four persons, including a woman, were arrested on Friday in connection with the June 8 murder case of a 79-year-old woman in DLF Phase-2.
Police commissioner Alok Mittal, at a press conference on Saturday, lauded his team for the breakthrough.
Producing the arrested before the media, Mittal said, “We have caught four of the perpetrators, while three others are at large. But we have intelligence inputs about them and they will be nabbed soon. The court has remanded the arrested in two days’ police custody. Some stolen items were also recovered from them.”
The arrested have been identified as Shuddho Devi Das, hailing from West Bengal; Kishna Sarkar alias Kishan, from Uttarakhand; Chandra Prakash alias Monu, from Uttar Pradesh and Mamta Biswas from West Bengal. Those yet to be apprehended are Kuldeep alias Rinku, Vishal and Mohammad Tauhid, all residents of Sangam Vihar in New Delhi.
On June 8, septuagenarian Manmohan Singh Lamba, a resident of DLF-2, had complained to the police that four persons, including one of their maids, had murdered his wife Jasbir Kaur and decamped with precious articles, including jewellery.
Mittal told mediapersons that Das, the driver of the Lambas, was the kingpin of the operation. A total of seven persons, including Biswas, who worked as a domestic help at the victim’s house, were involved in the act.
“It was a premeditated and well-planned act. They planted the woman as a help at the house of the Lambas,” said Mittal.
He further said that Biswas had introduced Sarkar to the family as her husband and recommended him for white-washing the house. Sarkar had got Kuldeep, Tauhid, Vishal and Prakash to assist him in the job.
The police claimed that on June 8, Kuldeep, Tauhid and Vishal overpowered, gagged and tied the elderly couple. While Manmohan was left in the drawing room, Jasbir was taken to the washroom and strangulated to death. Das, Sarkar and Biswas stood guard outside the house, said Mittal.
It is learnt that the accused were arrested in a combing operation conducted at Sikandarpur, Chakkarpur and Nathupur on Friday afternoon by a team of CIA-2, Sector 17, led by inspector Rajendra Dalal.
Mittal announced a cash reward for the police team and he appealed to the housing societies to install CCTV cameras on their premises.