A 55-year-old woman, who allegedly stole gold ornaments worth Rs38,000 from a relative’s house in Mulund to buy a gift for her grandson, was arrested by the Navghar police on Wednesday. Police said the woman allegedly stole the ornaments last month.
According to the Navghar police, Asha Gumudiya, a Panvel resident, robbed the home of her relative Nirmala Pujari who lives at the Mhada Colony in Mulund (East). Gumudiya had come over to stay at Pujari’s house for two months. She allegedly stole the ornaments and left their home on November 10, police said.
“A few days after Gumudiya left our house on November 10, we discovered that gold valuables were missing from the locker. We had a feeling that she may have taken it,” Pujari said in her complaint. Navghar senior inspector Shrimant Ghule said, “After we received the complaint and recorded the statements of the complainant, we questioned Gumudiya.”
Ghule said that on sustained interrogation, Gumudiya finally confessed to robbing the Pujaris. The stolen property was recovered from her daughter. “Gumudiya said she needed the money to buy a gift for her grandson on his birthday. When she saw the jewellery at the complainant’s house she decided to take it,” Ghule said.