Maid detained for running off with jewelry worth Rs 40 lakh from employer’s house

A 24-year-old domestic helper has been arrested for allegedly stealing jewelry worth around Rs 40 lakh from her employer’s home in CR Park area, South Delhi, police said on Friday. The accused was identified as Archana, a resident of Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, they said. On Thursday, a house robbery was reported at CR Park Police Station where a woman alleged that several gold and diamond jewels worth around Rs 40-50 lakh were stolen from her house, said a senior police officer. The maid kept changing her versions during the interrogation. She later broke down and confessed her involvement in the incident. On his example, several pieces of jewelry, watches and cash were recovered from his servants quarters and his house in Noida, Deputy Police Commissioner (South) Benita Mary Jaiker said. She had worked for the Complainant for four years and before that, her older sister worked there. She likes to wear expensive jewelry and wanted to live a luxurious life, which is why she stole the items from the complainant’s locker, the DCP said. The stolen items have been recovered, added the DCP.

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