Senior citizen's murder: Help held

Senior citizen's murder: Help held

A Nepali national has been arrested on a charge of killing a 80-year-old woman in Jangpura area of south-east Delhi, police said on Monday.

Jagat Bahadur of Bawla Modali in Nepal, who has been arrested on charge of murdering Bimla Shah, was apprehended when he was trying to cross over to Nepal through the Banbasa checkpost in Uttarakhand, said Additional Commissioner of Police (South-east) Ajay Chaudhary.

Jagat Bahadur was a domestic help at the residence of Bimla Shah who lived with her son and his wife at Jangpura Extension. Shah was found dead in the bathroom of her house on October 31. Her hands were found tied at the back, while her face and neckwere tied with a cloth. Bimla Shah She had been living with her son Bharat Rattan.

The murder took place two weeks after Bharat Rattan and his wife had gone on a visit to Singapore.

During interrogation, Jagat, working in the house since August, admitted to police that he committed the crime. He revealed about the conspiracy with his two accomplices, Lalit Bahadur and Chandra, at Mukherjee Nagar in north Delhi. “On the fateful day, Jagat along with his two accomplices entered into the old lady’s room and overpowered her.

They tied her hands, stuffed clothes into her mouth and later locked her in the bathroom,” Chaudhary said. They then broke open three almirahs with a screwdriver and fled with Rs 70,000 and other valuables. They also visited Karan Bahadur, 24, another Nepali national working as a servant, in Chunjhar in Himachal Pradesh, and stayed with him for two days in November. Jagat revisited Karan in December and gave him Shah’s stolen mobile phone for the help provided to the trio.

“Karan was apprehended and arrested after police received information about the phone belonging to the deceased. The phone was also recovered from Karan,” Chaudhary said.

Jagat was working as a domestic help since 2006. The investigation, over the murder, also revealed that in about 50 men from Jagat Bahadur’s village, Bawla Modali in Nepal, are working as guards in different parts of the national capital, including Mehrauli, Mukherjee Nagar, Kishangarh, Bhogal and Jungpura.

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