HELP STEALS VALU­ABLES WORTH `7.36L, AB­SCOND­ING

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Faisal Tan­del faisal.tan­del@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Ka­pur­bawdi po­lice are in search of a 55-year-old do­mes­tic help who is ab­scond­ing af­ter rob­bing her em­ployer’s house.

She had been work­ing for the past 18 months. She fled with gold ornaments and cash worth Rs7.36 lakhs, when the com­plainant’s fam­ily were at their place of ori­gin dur­ing Di­wali.

The po­lice said the com­plainant Vinita Jayesh Shiv­nani, 40, owns a busi­ness in Thane, and lives at Man­pada, Thane. In her state­ment to the po­lice, she said that the fam­ily had gone to their rel­a­tives’ house from Novem­ber 13 to 25 dur­ing Di­wali.

When Shiv­nani re­turned, she was shocked to see all valu­ables miss­ing from the house. The do­mes­tic help had stopped com­ing to work. She lodged a case with the Ka­pur­bawdi po­lice sta­tion.

A case un­der sec­tion 381 (theft by clerk or ser­vant of property in pos­ses­sion of mas­ter) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code has been reg­is­tered with the Ka­pur­bawdi po­lice sta­tion.

The house help has been iden­ti­fied as Saraswati Shankar Pawar, a res­i­dent of Manorama Na­gar in Thane.

Pawar had been work­ing in many houses across Thane.

A po­lice of­fi­cer from the Ka­pur­bawdi po­lice sta­tion said ap­pealed to res­i­dents to be care­ful. “Peo­ple should be care­ful while hir­ing peo­ple. They should ap­proach us and in­form us when they em­ploy a do­mes­tic help. The past work history of the do­mes­tic help must be checked through sources.”

The po­lice are look­ing for Pawar.

“We have not yet ar­rested the ac­cused, but we will soon do so. The robbed jew­ellery in­cludes gold ban­gles, a gold neck­lace, a gold pen­dant, a watch, and cash col­lec­tively worth Rs7.36 lakh. In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on,” said the of­fi­cer.

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