ROB­BERS TAR­GET EL­DERLY COU­PLE, 88-YEAR-OLD MUR­DERED

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NEWS - HT Correspond­ent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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