Help thrashes old man, loots lakhs

A domestic help and his four accomplices fled with over Rs 50 lakh worth of cash and jewelley from the house of his elderly employee while his sons were away in Vietnam enjoying a vacation.

Prakash Chandra Jain, 85, was tied with rope and beaten by them in his house in northwest Delhi’s Ashok-Vihar.

Jain lives in Ashok Vihar’s phase-2 with his two sons and their families. Jain’s daughter had come to his house in their absence. 

His sons have a jewellery shop in Karol Bagh.

“The victim and his daughter along with his servant Dinesh were in the house on Tuesday night while the guard Ashok was present outside,” said an investigating officer.

Jain was sleeping in his room. Dinesh was also sleeping on the floor in the same room, and his daughter was asleep in another room, said police.

Around 3 am on Wednesday, Jain suddenly woke up after hearing a sound. He saw Dinesh along with four other men standing in front of him.

“As the elderly man was still trying to figure out the situation, one of the five men rushed forward and tied his hands and legs,” a police officer said. They also thrashed Jain when he tried to resist them.

Poured hot water

Jain was then taken to the bathroom where in a bid to intimidate him they switched-on the geyser and poured hot water on him.

When he calmed down and stopped resisting them, they ransacked the house, and fled with jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh and Rs 2 lakh in cash.

According to police, Jain’s daughter was fast asleep when the robbery happened. Only after he managed to untie himself and woke her up that she got to know about it.

The daughter then shouted for the security guard Ashok. When she didn’t get a reply she went outside and found he had been gagged and his hands and feet tied up.

Ashok told Jain and his daughter that four people came to the place around 2.30 am and overpowered him. After that they called for Dinesh, who opened the door and led the four inside the house.

Police said the Jains had hired Dinesh only two months back after a reference from an acquaintance.

Although they had asked for his police verification, it couldn’t get done. Police are conducting raids at places Dinesh is known to visit.

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