He sold momos, dreamt of Audi: How Delhi murder suspect took shortcut to luxury

Delhi Police caught the 22-year-old domestic help Roshan by tracking his Facebook location. The accused has allegedly confessed that he committed the crime out of his dream to buy a black Audi.

delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2017 14:32 IST
Snehal Tripathi
Snehal Tripathi
Hindustan Times
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Roshan murdered Sarita Jain at her house in Amar Colony on Tuesday morning. (Picture: Sourced)

He sold momos at a roadside stall in Noida and dreamt of driving a black Audi one day, claim Delhi Police. It was his craze for a life of luxury that drove him to take a short cut to becoming rich, police said.

Roshan, who also goes by the name Balram, was arrested on Wednesday for murdering a 53-year-old woman in Amar Colony and stealing cash and jewellery of about Rs 23 lakh. Police said Roshan has confessed that he came to Delhi about a month ago with the plan to make a quick buck.

“He sold momos in Atta market at Noida. He was from a village in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. He wanted to live a life of luxury and having an Audi was in his bucket list. This instigated him to enter the world of crime,” said DCP South East Romil Baniya.

According to Baniya, Roshan posed as a cook and took up the job of a house help with a family in Amar Colony. On Tuesday morning, he took help of his three friends to rob and murder his employer Sarita Jain. The incident took place when the woman’s husband and son were not at home. Roshan let his three associates into the house and together they tied up the old domestic help and killed the woman when she tried to raise an alarm, police said.

The incident came to light, when the woman’s husband returned home and found the house locked. He entered using a duplicate key and saw one his old domestic helps had been injured and tied to a chair while his wife had been murdered. Roshan and his aides had fled with over Rs 23 lakh worth of jewellery and cash.

DCP Baniya said investigations revealed that Roshan had joined the family as a domestic help recently and the family had not conducted his police verification. The police caught Roshan and one of his associates from Noida’s Atta Market on Tuesday and he confessed that he had done the crime out of his love for Audi.

“He along with his associates was later arrested with the help of Facebook. Roshan, who used the name Balram, was active on social media even after murdering the woman. The accused Roshan was hired without any servant verification. The family members did not have any personal details about him such as contact number, local and present address, photo etc. We request everyone to get their domestic help verified through police. Door safety chain and CCTV cameras should be installed where women stay alone,” Baniya said.

The police now looking for three others who were also allegedly involved in the crime

First Published: Jul 13, 2017 11:28 IST