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2 women posed as maids to steal valuables, held from Bihar

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arrested two women from Bihar's Bhagalpur district for allegedly stealing valuables after posing as house maids at several places in the national capital. The accused women have been identified as Seema (32) and Bunty (32), they said.

On May 17, Pankaj Arora, a resident of East Punjabi Bagh, lodged a police complaint in which he stated that at around 8 am, two women came to his house and offered to work as maids, officials said.

They worked for some time and later, the women left the house saying they will come on May 23, police said.

After the duo left their house, Arora and his family members realised that around Rs 15 lakh in cash, diamond and gold jewellery were missing from almirah and drawers, a police officer said.

During investigation, police scanned CCTV footage of the area and through their sources, the accused maids were identified, police said. "Raids were conducted at their suspected hideouts in Delhi but it was revealed that they left for Bihar. Thereafter, a police team was sent to Bihar and the accused were arrested from their native village on Friday," Monika Bhardwaj, DCP West. said.

Rs 15 lakh in cash and jewellery worth Rs 14.8 lakh were recovered from their houses after digging holes in which the accused had concealed the stolen items, police said.

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