A Nepali man and his two assistants decamped with valuables from a house at MIG Flats in Sector 32, Chandigarh Road, where he had worked as a domestic helper for 11 years.
The accused was identified as Bahadur Prakash Jetri, 29, from Nepal. He worked as a servant for the complainant, Parminder Singh Bajwa.
The theft took place between June 18 and June 20 when Parminder and his family were vacationing in Himachal Pradesh.
Parminder said Jetri had worked as a servant in his home since he was 18 and they trusted him.
“We went on vacation on June 18. On June 20, I received a call from my friend’s son who informed me that the locks on my house were broken. I rushed over and found the house had been ransacked. The lockers in the closet were also smashed and some documents and valuables, including an Apple iPad, iPhone and Macbook, were also missing,” he said.
ASI Randhir Singh, investigator, said two other men who worked as domestic servants in the neighborhood are also missing and police suspect their involvement.
A case has been registered under Sections 381, 380 and 457 of the Indian Penal Code at Police Station No. 7 Division.
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May 8: A Nepalese couple with their three assistants had targeted the house of a pensioner, AIG Kamaljit Singh Dhillon, in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar and decamped with cash, jewellery, mobile phones and imported watches after serving the occupants food containing sedatives. At the time of the incident, the retired officer’s son and elderly mother were present at the house, while he and his wife had gone to Amritsar.
April 29: A stolen housekeeper ₹4 lakh in cash and a gold ring from his employer’s house in Model Town. Model Town Police have filed an FIR against the accused, identified as Pooja alias Julie by Dr Ambedkar Nagar.
March 10: A domestic helper attempted to rob her G Block employer, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar. The woman, who was home alone, foiled the offer by locking the doors from inside and notifying the neighbors.
February 16: A Nepalese servant and his three helpers were robbed ₹7.50 lakh and jewelry from his employer’s house at Sunview Colony in Ayali Kalan village
January 20: A Nepalese cook stole money from his employer’s home in Urban Estate Phase-1, Dugri. He was then arrested.