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Domestic help was not registered with police

Narendra Kajal, the 20-year-old domestic help who allegedly tried to kill his employers at their Goregaon (west) residence on Sunday morning, was not registered with the local police station despite several drives initiated by the police asking employers to register their domestic help.

mumbai Updated: Feb 06, 2012 01:08 IST
Puja Changoiwala

Narendra Kajal, the 20-year-old domestic help who allegedly tried to kill his employers at their Goregaon (west) residence on Sunday morning, was not registered with the local police station despite several drives initiated by the police asking employers to register their domestic help.

"Kajal had been employed by the Basaks for the past three months. However, was not registered with the Goregaon police station. People are often reluctant to register their domestic help, fearing they would quit their jobs. The same thing could have happened in this case too," said Mahesh Patil, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 11.

"In 2011, we registered around 140 servants in our area of jurisdiction. We have been repeatedly appealing to people to register their domestic servants, watchmen and drivers with us so that we can do a thorough background check," said senior inspector Arun Jadhav of Goregaon police station.

Patil said that around 8,000 domestic servants had been registered with the police in the past year across the nine police stations in the zone. "We had initiated a scheme called 'society cop' in July last year, whereby every police constable across the nine police stations is assigned five housing societies. As per this scheme, all powers of police are vested in the constable for the jurisdiction of the housing societies assigned to him," said Patil.