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Servant stabs Haveli restaurant owner’s relative after she resists robbery bid in Jalandhar

The accused, Ashok Kumar, of Partapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, had been with Jains for two years and attacked Sunita with a knife and scissors.

punjab Updated: Jul 10, 2017 10:55 IST
HT Correspondent
Haveli restaurant in Jalandhar.
Haveli restaurant in Jalandhar.(HT File Photo)

A resident of Choti Baradari, Sunita Jain, 53, was stabbed after she resisted her servant’s bid to loot her house about midnight on Saturday. Sunita is the sister-in-law of Satish Jain, the owner of Haveli Heritage restaurant on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway.

The accused, Ashok Kumar, of Partapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, had been with Jains for two years and attacked Sunita with a knife and scissors. Earlier on Saturday, he had told the family members that he would be leaving for his village for a month. Kumar, who managed to flee, had stashed cash and jewellery in a bag, before Sunita confronted her.

Sunita is admitted to the Pasricha Hospital.

Injured Sunita Jain at Pasricha Hospital in Jalandhar on Sunday. (HT Photo)

FAMILY ALLEGES LAX POLICE RESPONSE

Family members claimed that the police emergency number was non-functional when they attempted to contact it. Two cops turned up after an hour at the hospital that is only a km away from the hospital. DCP Rajinder Singh told HT that on a statement from the victim’s son, Madhur Jain, Kumar had been booked for attempt to murder.

In a similar case on July 2, a servant and his two accomplices attacked Naresh Sehgal, a retired lecturer in Bagh Karambakash locality, and looted her gold rings and bangles before fleeing the spot. They are yet to be arrested.