Domestic help held while trying to flee after stealing 2 lakh, jewellery in Ludhiana

Accomplices manage to escape
HT Image
HT Image
Published on Dec 28, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

  A domestic help, along with three accomplices, held a 64-year-old woman hostage in the basement of her house in Model Town and decamped with 2 lakh and 150g gold jewellery on Saturday. 

The accused — Kajal, a Nepalese, her friend Shiva and two other unidentified persons — entered the house after its owner left for work. Kajal switched off the CCTV camera and then tied up owner’s wife and committed the theft. 

While trying to escape, Kajal jumped off the first floor and landed in the neighbour’s house where she was caught.

Police arrested Kajal and recovered 23,000 and a diamond ring from her possession, but her accomplices managed to escape. 

House owner Rajinder Singh, 68, said at 9am, he received a call from his wife after she managed to free herself. “My wife told me about the theft and I rushed back home,” he added.

Rajinder, who owns a factory in Industrial Area, said he had hired Kajal around five months ago on insistence of Shiva. “They told me that they were a couple,” he said, and added that the accused were residing at their house for past four days and despite repeated requests to submit their ID proofs, they didn’t oblige. 

Model Town station house officer (SHO) Pawan Kumar said Kajal has been arrested while a manhunt is on to nab others.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Rajvardhan Singh Parmar of the Hindu outfit, Maharana Pratap Sena, has written a letter to Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot demanding ASI survey of the Ajmer Dargah. (PTI File Photo)

    Hindu outfit claims Ajmer Dargah was a temple, demands ASI survey

    A Hindu outfit, Maharana Pratap Sena, has claimed that the Ajmer Dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti was a temple, and demanded a survey of it by the Archaeological Survey of India. The dargah committee and the body of Khadims have refuted such claims. Rajvardhan Singh Parmar of Maharana Pratap Sena claimed that Hindu symbols were there on the walls and windows of the dargah and sought an ASI survey.

  • A three-year-old child was killed on Thursday noon as a water tanker ran over her while reversing near Sarjapur road in Bengaluru. (for representational purposes) (HT FILE PHOTO)

    Bengaluru: Toddler run over by reversing tanker while playing outside apartment

    A three-year-old girl was killed after Pratiksha Bhat, a native of Nepal was run over by a water tanker while it was reversing near an apartment on Sarjapur road in Bengaluru on Thursday. The young girl has been identified as a native of Nepal, Pratiksha Bhat. Pratiksha was playing nearby as the driver began reversing but he did not see her and the toddler was knocked down. Pratiksha's body was shifted to St John's Medical College Hospital for post-mortem procedures.

  • File pic of Sameer Wankhede shared by news agency ANI.

    Drugs case | Action against Sameer Wankhede for ‘shoddy investigation’: Report

    Sameer Wankhede - the former Nacotics Control Bureau zonal director who conducted the op that led to Aryan Khan's arrest in the drugs-on-cruise case - faces strict action for 'shoddy work' in the investigative process, officials said Friday afternoon. This comes shortly after son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, was given a clean chit by a special NCB team re-examining his case.

  • Javed Ali is all set to set the stage on fire at Bengaluru's Phoenix Marketcity with folk, pop and Bollywood music on Saturday.

    Bengaluru: Javed Ali's live concert on Saturday, here's how to get tickets

    Popular singer Javed Ali will perform live in Bengaluru this Saturday at Phoenix Marketcity as part of the Alive India concert series. Ali is also known for songs in regional languages like Bengali, Malayalam, Odiya, Kannada Tamil, Telugu, and Punjabi. Ali's show in Bengaluru will be followed by another live performance in Chennai on Sunday, May 29.

  • Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. (HT PHOTO)

    Rajya Sabha polls: Sanjay Raut declares assets worth 21.14 crore

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut wife, Varsha, owns 729.30 grams of gold and ornaments valued at 39,59,500 and 1820 grams of silver worth 1,30,000. He owns one vehicle purchased in 2004 and two revolvers. Raut owns three parcels of agricultural land in Alibaug. Raut also owns three non-agricultural plots in Raigad currently priced at 2.20 crore. Raut also owns three residential properties in Dadar, Bhandup, and Aarey Milk Colony. His wife owns one in Dadar.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, May 27, 2022