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Domestic help holds woman captive, robs house of Rs 15 lakh, gold jewels

punjab Updated: Oct 05, 2016 13:25 IST
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The house in Phase 1, Dugri, where the robbery took place. (Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

Employed only a week ago, a domestic help robbed a house in Phase 1 of Dugri area after he bound and gagged his employer’s wife, on Tuesday afternoon. The man, of Nepalese origin, was accompanied by four others.

They gagged the woman and tied her hands and legs before locking her in a room.They fled with Rs 15 lakh in cash, gold jewellery, 2,000 American dollars, mobile phone, licenced revolver and 40 bullets. The accused also took away the recording system of the CCTV cameras with them.

At the time of the incident, the woman was alone at home as her husband and father-in-law were at work while her mother-in-law had gone to the market.

After the robbers had left, the victim identified as Salona Gupta freed herself and raised an alarm. On being informed, Dugri police reached the spot and initiated investigation. They booked the domestic help identified as Bahadur and his four unidentified accomplices.

Rajan Gupta, owner of Steel Man in Dhandhari, said he employed Bahadur a week ago through an agent. On Tuesday, he and his father Sham left for work. In the afternoon, his mother went to the market and his wife was alone at home.

Salona said Bahadur phoned his accomplices. One of them stood outside, while the other three armed with iron rods and sharp weapons entered the house. They gagged her with tape and tied her hands and legs with a piece of rope.

Dugri station house officer Joginder Singh said police scanned CCTVs installed in the area in which the accused were captured fleeing the house.

NO ONE RESPONDED TO DISTRESS CALL AT PCR, SAY NEIGHBOURS

The victim’s neighbour Sarbjit Singh and his son Pushinder said they tried calling the police control room emergency number 100 repeatedly but no one attended the call. Later, they informed police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh on his mobile phone. Police reached the house after that. Police have rounded up the agent who introduced Bahadur to the family.