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Three members of a family are found drugged by their domestic help in east Delhi’s Vivek Vihar who reportedly made away with cash and jewellery, reports HT Correspondent.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2008 01:39 AM IST

Three members of a family were found drugged by their domestic help in east Delhi’s Vivek Vihar on Saturday. The help reportedly made away with cash and jewellery worth lakhs of rupees. This is the ninth such incident in the Capital in less than a month.

Police said the Nepalese domestic help, Raju, served the family tea laced with drugs, then ransacked the house and made away with Rs 1.5 lakh in cash and some jewellery.

“Five other Nepalese citizens known to Raju, including his elder brother Vishnu, are also absconding,” said a police officer.

Dr B.S. Yadav, his wife Milan and their eight-year-old son Joy were stated to be out of danger. Their other son, Jaanu, escaped unharmed as he refused the drug-laced milk the help served him.

Yadav had employed Raju in May this year on his father-in-law C.S. Yadav’s recommendation. Police said Raju had worked at the senior Yadav’s school in Ghaziabad for two years.

Police said Raju mixed drug in the tea the family consumed around 5.30 p.m. The help had served milk to Jaanu, which he refused. Yadav, Milan and Joy fell unconscious soon after, police said.

“Before becoming unconscious, Milan told Jaanu that Raju had drugged them. While drinking the tea, Milan had told Raju that the tea tasted different to which he replied that the milk was not good,” said a police officer.

The family was found drugged by Yadav’s nephew Ankit, who works with him at his Ghaziabad clinic, when he came to their house around 10.30 p.m. “Jaanu opened the door and told him what his mother said before becoming unconscious,” police said.

When contacted, C.S. Yadav said, “Raju’s brother worked with us for six years. I had taken their details and photographs but didn’t find the need to verify them as they were efficient.”

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