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Mother, daughter arrested for duping SoBo jeweller of ₹5.87L

On May 9, Seeta Naidu, along with two of her accomplices went to a popular jewellery store in south Mumbai. They managed to dupe the jeweller by selling him imitation jewellery

mumbai Updated: May 22, 2018 00:52 IST
Faisal Tandel
Faisal Tandel
Hindustan Times
South Mumbai,CCTV,Mumbai Police

The Lokmanya Tilak Marg police are on the lookout for a woman for duping a Mumbai-based jeweller of a jewellery shop of ₹5.87 lakh. However, two of her accomplices, a mother-daughter duo, have been arrested.

On May 9, Seeta Naidu, along with two of her accomplices went to a popular jewellery store in south Mumbai. They managed to dupe the jeweller by selling him imitation jewellery.

The store owner did not suspect the women because the jewellery was gold coated. The jewellery also did not lose its shimmer despite being rubbed on stone.

The women bought a gold bracelet too, assuring the owner about paying up later in the day. But they never returned to the store. The address they had given to the jeweller also turned out to be fake.

Police arrested Seeta’s accomplices on May 11. They were identified as Tulsi alias Laxmi Naidu, 50, and her daughter Jaya, 26. Another accomplice, Armugam Naidu, 55, has also been arrested, for providing the women with the logistics in committing the crime. The arrested accused have been sent to jail custody.

Police said that the three women hail from Tamil Nadu, and had come to Mumbai with the intention to commit theft at different places.

“Tulsi and her daughter are from Selam in Tamil Nadu. Armugam is a resident of Sion. The arrested accused were in police custody till May 17,” Madhuri Rokade, police sub-inspector, LT Marg police station said .

Rokade said that a day after the crime was committed, Seeta had some fight with the other three over the division of the money. She was upset and left for her native. “The women had booked a rented taxi to commit the crime. We checked the CCTV footage and traced the taxi driver. He revealed that he had dropped the women at Mankhurd. Based on the leads, we traced the three arrested” added Rokade.

Police have seized gold and ₹10,000 from the arrested accused. Seeta is absconding with some gold and ₹15,000, the accused told police. They are probing about the rest of the money and also if the gang has committed any other theft.