The Versova police arrested a domestic help and four accomplices for allegedly robbing cash and jewellery worth over Rs 15 lakh from a businessman’s house. The five are natives of Nepal.
According to PSI Hanuman Borade, from Versova police station, the accused identified as Jagdish Sahi (25), had been working at the MHADA bungalow of Shweta Mukesh Agarwal (35) since two months.
On March 10, when Agarwal’s husband went to Jaipur for a business trip she was alone in the house with her five-year-old son.
“At night Agarwal had a habit of drinking a glass of milk. Taking advantage of the situation Sahi spiked her milk. Both Agarwal and her son drank the milk,” said Borude.
After the two fell unconscious, Sahi called his friends, who worked in small Chinese outlets and homes.
The five then broke open the safe of Agarwal’s bedroom cupboard and fled with the cash and jewellery. In the morning, when Agarwal woke up, she found the safe open and the valuables missing. She approached the police and registered a complaint.
The five fled to Pune to avoid being caught by the city police that was on the lookout. They were planning to go back to Nepal when they were spotted by the Pune police.
“The actions of the five looked suspicious and were intercepted by the beat
marshals. When the five
could not satisfactory answers they were detained and taken to the police station,” added Borude.
“On searching the five, Pune police were shocked to find large amounts of currency notes in their bags, socks and even in their shoes. When they were questioned, they broke down and confessed to the robbery. The Pune police then contacted us,” said Borude, who went to Pune and brought the accused to Mumbai.
Borude said that they had recovered Rs 13 lakh cash and Rs 2 lakh jewelry from the five, “The exact amount of the heist would only be confirmed after the Agarwals come to the police station to claim the booty. We are still tracing one accomplice of Sahi who was the mastermind behind the robbery,” said Borude.