ROBBERS TARGET ELDERLY COUPLE, 88-YEAR-OLD MURDERED
NEWDELHI: An 88-year-old woman was stabbed to death at her house in south Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave on Saturday evening during a robbery attempted by a security guard she had hired about a fortnight ago.
The woman’s husband, 94, a retired officer from the Ministry of External Affairs was also attacked by the guard and his two associates who made away with valuables and cash from the house.
However, by Sunday afternoon, a police team arrested the trio and a fourth associate from Gauriphanta in UP (near the Indo-Nepal border) while they were on their way to Nepal.
The men had hired a taxi two days in advance to escape after the “planned heist”, the police said.
One of the arrested men has been identified as Rajesh alias Dimu, 19, the security guard who hails from a village in Nepal.
The police said Rajesh had been working in the neighbourhood for the past year and the couple was familiar with him. They had hired him on the recommendation of their maid.
The maid, however, is not involved in the crime, the police clarified.