HELP STEALS VALUABLES WORTH `7.36L, ABSCONDING
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.