Gurgaon: Telecom executive, family drugged, burglary foiled
The police arrested six men and two women in connection with the incident. Four of the accused, including the mastermind, who was freed from Tihar jail recently, were taken on two-day police remand on Monday.gurgaon Updated: Apr 17, 2017 22:06 IST
The director of a telecom company and his family members were drugged on Sunday night by the maid in a bid to burgle the house in DLF Phase-2. The burglary was, however, averted as other family members who were out returned on time and the police also got tip off about the incident.
The police arrested six men and two women in connection with the incident. Four of the accused, including the mastermind, who was freed from Tihar jail recently, were taken on two-day police remand on Monday.
“The target of the eight-member gang was a well-to-do family of a (telecom company) director living in M block of DLF Phase-2. Their maid, Manju, drugged the family members during dinner and she was then supposed to signal other gang members to strike the house and rob valuables. The accused had planned to flee Gurgaon after the burglary,” Sumit Kuhar, DCP (crime), said.
Manju started working at the house on Thursday. The family members refused to give their names citing security . The telecom director and his father were at home and were drugged by the maid. His wife was away at her parents’ home, while his mother had gone to a hospital. When the mother returned, she found her husband and son lying unconscious.
She was trying to wake them up when the police reached the house and informed them about the arrest of the gang.
Gurgaon police’s crime unit of Sector 17 arrested the accused at 1.30 am on Monday. The team, led by inspector in-charge Narendra Chauhan, got a tip-off that some burglars had planned to strike their home.
The police recovered two country-made pistols, two cartridges, an iron rod, a steel rod, a bent iron rod, a knife and a rope from their possession.
While the gang leader was identified as Satya Narayan, the other accused are Sunil, Raj Kumar, Ramkalesh, Arvind, and Mohammad Jahir. They hail from Madhubani district in Bihar. Two accused women, Manju, 20, and Mathuri, 20, are natives of Odisha.
Kuhar said Satya Narayan, 28, was arrested in 2012 in Sector 29 of Gurgaon for theft and cheating and was released from the Tihar jail early this year. Sunil is wanted in connection with multiple cases in West Bengal.