Fired staff held for murder of 62-year-old in Lajpat Nagar

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Published on Jul 27, 2016 01:04 PM IST
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NEW DELHI: Two days after 62-year-old Vimla Rani Ahuja was brutally murdered and Rs 10 lakh stolen from her house, police have arrested one person in connection with the case.

Kamal, hailing from UP, worked at Ahuja’s leather purse showroom as a labourer and was fired a month ago, sources said. The police narrowed down on Kamal after they spotted him in the CCTV footage accessed from the gate of the colony.

According to sources, Kamal, was seen going towards Ajuha’s house empty-handed but returning with a plastic bag. “Kamal was among the 10 labourers at the showroom in Lajpat Nagar. He worked there for a few months but was later fired for inefficiency. He reportedly requested Ahuja to hire him again, but she refused,” an investigator told HT.

He added, “Kamal knew that Ahuja’s son took home the day’s collection everyday. Once he even went home with him on the pretext of dropping some raw material. It is then when Kamal saw Ahuja’s son keeping.the bag full of cash in the almirah.”

Kamal knew that Ahuja is alone at home between 12pm and 5pm. On Sunday, he went to her house on the pretext to request her to hire him again.“She let him inside and he murdered her then. After killing Ahuja, he dragged her body to the kitchen. He then fled with the cash and jewellery. He took only 15 minutes for the act,” a senior police officer said.

The police are yet to question him. “He is on his way to Delhi with the team and we will be questioning him then. We also suspect that he had roped in Ahuja’s domestic help in the plan,” the senior police officer said.

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