Newly recruited servent drugs employer, decamps with jewellery

Saturday, January 29, 2011

NEW DELHI - A newly-recruited servant allegedly drugged his employer and his wife in west Delhi and decamped with jewellery. The police are yet to reveal the exact amount of the theft.

According to the police, the theft took place Jan 27 night at M-Block in Vikaspuri area of West Delhi.

“Narendra Dogra (65), who retired from the Delhi High Court, recruited a Nepali servant Jan 26 when his previous servant resigned. The next day the servant mixed sedative tablets in the dinner,” Assistant Commissioner of Police G. Ramgopal Naik told IANS.

After Narendra and his wife Kavita fell asleep, the servant opened the almirahs and lockers and decamped with the jewellery.

Kavita is a sister of senior Intelligence Bureau official P.K. Bhardwaj.

According to police sources, the servant fled with jewellery worth Rs.12 lakh to Rs.15 lakh, but Naik said the amount has not yet been substantiated.

“The servant did not touch the cash kept in the house, but only took the jewellery,” added Naik.

Police also found empty liquor bottles used by the servant leading them to suspect the involvement of others.

It was Narendra’s son who found his parents still unconscious next morning and the house ransacked. He informed the police and rushed his parents to Mata Chanan Devi Hospital from where they were discharged Friday.

The servant’s identity could not be verified by the police.

“We had sent the verification form Jan 26, but it was left blank. We are investigating the incident,” the official said

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