The city police arrested a room boy of Crest Hotel, in Prestige Shantiniketan in ITPL in Kadugodi for killing a 33-year-old woman working in the HR division of a private firm at Mahadevapura tech hub.
The deceased, Rajita Kadappuram was a native of Mumbai and was working as an HR in a private firm. As her husband was working in England, she was staying alone at the Crest Hotel in Prestige Shantiniketan service apartment.
Accused Laishram Hemba Singh (21) a native of Manipur had come to the city in search of a job and was working as a room boy. He used to get groceries and iron clothes for the residents staying in the Hotel turned service apartment.
A senior police officer said that, On February 8, Rajita had given her clothes to Singh for ironing. The same night he went back to return them. When he noticed that she was alone, he pushed her inside the house and locked the main door. He then hit her with an iron rod and smothered her to death. He then took Rs 3,500 and two mobile phones including an iPhone.
When Rajita's neighbours noticed that she had not come of her room till late evening, the tried calling her on the phone. Finding both her phones switched off, they alerted the police. Police who rushed to the spot found Rajita in a pool of blood.
They alerted her parents in Mumbai and sent her body for postmortem. In the report, they found that she died due to the combined effect of smothering and head injury. Rajita’s father Kunhiraman told police that her both mobile were missing and neighbours also told police that, they heard screaming on the night of February 8 and suspected room boy Singh.
Police took him under custody and during the interrogation, he confessed to the crime and told police that he killed her for money.