Two held for robbery and murder of elderly woman
New Delhi: Two persons involved in robbery-cum-murder of an elderly lady at Sarita Vihar were arrested by Delhi Police. The accused were identified as Mazid (22) and Govindpal (39).
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said that last year on November, a body of an elderly lady was found in the bushes near Sarita Vihar Flyover. She was later identified Roop Lata (72 ).
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed by Kumar Gyanesh Additional DCP (South East) which arrested the accused.
According to police, Mazid disclosed that on the day of incident the victim boarded his auto from Vayusenabad Bus Stand, M B Road to reach her house at Taimoor Nagar, NFC. On the way, the intentions of the accused Mazid went wrong and he planned to rob the jewellery of the old lady. Accused went through Sarita Vihar subway and took the victim to a deserted place near Sarita Vihar Flyover.
When the victim raised alarm, the accused Mazid strangulated her and took her jewellery, mobile phone and other belongings. Afterwards, the accused dumped the body in the bushes and fled from the spot.
Later, accused Mazid disclosed the incident to his close friend Govindpal who advised Mazid to throw the mobile phone in order to mislead the police.