Police recover cash, jewellery stolen from Bagmari flat, accused arrested
Kolkata: In less than 24 hours, police arrested a female attendant who fled away with cash and jewellery worth around Rs 6 lakh from the residence of an elderly couple at Bagmari under Maniktala police station area.
Police have managed to recover the entire stolen jewellery from the accused. According to police sources, the elderly couple had bestowed their faith on the lady attendant Meera Hazari to take care of them as they were not in the best of health.
It came to the notice of the owner of the house Sanjoy Chowdhury on Tuesday night that all the jewelleries belonging to her wife were missing from the almirah and the attendant who was employed by them was not found anywhere. Chowdhury lodged a complaint with the Maniktala police station stating that his needle of suspicion is upon Hazari as she had also disappeared along with the jewelleries and could not be contacted even after repeated phone calls. "Apart from us, our attendant was the only one who knew the place where we kept the key of our almirah," Chowdhury stated in his compliant.
A special team was formed for investigatinf the case under the supervision of Debjit Bhattacharjee, the officer-in-charge of Manikatala police station.
"The mobile phone of the accused was switched off. The address that was given to Chowdhury was also found to be false. Then we started nurturing our source network as well as technological assistance to identify the location of the cell number that the accused was carrying and picked her up from a place in Baguihati area where she actually resided on Wednesday night," an investigating officer said
The accused has confessed her crime as she was left with no other alternative with the entire booty being recovered from her residence.
"We have been constantly prodding the citizens of the city to furnish details before appointing any domestic help or attendant for household chores. But in this case this couple had not done so," a senior police official said.