Three members of a family were allegedly poisoned by their domestic help on Wednesday late night, in Sector 21B,Chandigarh.
The victims were identified as KS Kang (74), his wife Satender kaur (74) and their daughter-in-law Manpreet Kaur (28) who are recuperating at PGIMER. KS Kang is the father-in-law of former deputy commissioner of SAS Nagar Daljeet Singh Mangat.
Meanwhile the domestic help, who is absconding, was identified as Ram Bahadur (40), native of Ambala cantt. As the family is still under treatment and their statement is yet to be recorded. Police suspect that the servant mixed some poisonous substance in the food he cooked for the family last night.
The matter came to light when Kang’s daughter and wife of Daljeet Singh Mangat, namely Ginni Mangat had made several phone calls at her parents’ place and when nobody answered her call, she immediately visited the residence in Sector 21, along with her son.
Ginni Mangat, in her statement to police complained that her parents do not keep well and her brother works in a private firm in Amritsar while the daughter-in-law stays with her parents.
“When I entered into the home, all the doors apart from one were locked from inside. I and my son managed to get in and found my parents and sister-in-law lying on the bed in the unconscious state and the servant was not around. Taking no time, I called the PCR and rushed three of them to the government multispecialty hospital, Sector 16,” added Ginni Mangat.
She also told police that the servant must have added poison in the meals served in the dinner, for the purpose of robbery. She said that once her parents are treated, they will be able to share the list of things missing from home.
Ginni’s mother Satender Kaur was referred to PGI, last night.
A case under sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc.) and 381 (theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at the police station Sector 19.