Investigators stated on Thursday that one mistake of South Delhi resident Kitty Kumaramangalam (70) was that each time he returned with the garments of the aged lady, he needed to depend on his laundryman.

Laundryman Raju Lakhan Kanojia, arrested for the homicide of Kitty Kumaramangalam, spouse of former Union minister P Rangarajan Mangalam, instructed police that he typically went inside her home and stored garments in her cabinet. A police officer interrogating Kanojia (24) stated on Thursday that what he noticed inside turned a supply of jealousy, which ultimately led him to turn into a assassin.

Kitty’s husband was the Union Minister for Energy between 1998 and 2000 throughout the first Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) authorities.

Raju instructed the police that he knew the lady was a minister’s spouse and thought she had cash in a small removable locker inside the cabinet. On Tuesday evening, Raju and his two accomplices, Rakesh Raj, and one other man Suraj (recognized by his single identify in police information) killed Kitty, assaulted her home assist, and robbed her of money, jewelery and a small locker. ran away collectively

Police arrested Raju and 34-year-old Rakesh Raj, whereas Suraj is absconding. Rakesh and Suraj work as drivers. For the arrest of Sooraj, until late Thursday evening, the police have been raiding at completely different locations throughout the town.

“He stated he was all the time curious in regards to the little removable lockers within the cabinets. He stole it on Tuesday as nicely. The aged woman (Kitty) couldn’t imagine that Raju, whom she had seen for thus a few years, might rob her. Possibly that is why, the sort woman trusted him and let him in. Normally, folks do not. Raju stated that each time he used to place the cleaned garments again within the cabinet, he noticed the money and the locker. Greed had hit him up to now. This greed, coupled together with his inebriated consuming together with his mates at PVR Priya Bazar, prompted him to commit homicide and robbing,” stated the investigating officer on the situation of anonymity.

Interrogation of the 2 arrested males revealed that after the homicide, the trio rode right into a wooded space on Nelson Mandal Marg and shared the stolen money and jewelry. they shared round 80,000 every. Hiding within the bushes, the trio additionally used stones to interrupt the small locker, however solely papers have been discovered inside.

“We have now recovered the stolen locker together with the papers. This case is part of the property and there may be sturdy proof that we’ve gathered in opposition to them,” the official stated.

The homicide got here to gentle round 10.10 pm on Tuesday when Kitty’s home assist Mithila, 33, who was presumed useless by three males strangled with a belt, awoke and referred to as her husband. Her husband knowledgeable the neighbors, who knowledgeable the police. Mithila instructed the police that at 8.10 pm, three males entered Kitty’s second-floor home in A Block, crushed two ladies, strangled her with a belt in a single room and killed Kitty with a pillow within the different. . Kitty died on the spot.

Whereas the primary accused Raju is in police custody, his members of the family who dwell within the close by Bhagwan Singh camp – a slum subsequent to the luxurious Vasant Vihar space – refuse to imagine that the 24-year-old could possibly be a killer. Police stated Raju confessed that he and his mates Rakesh and Suraj wanted the cash, so that they instantly agreed to assist him. Raju’s mom Geeta Kanojia stated, “We earn approx. 20,000-25,000 from laundry and ironing. We have been instructed he stole 2 lakhs. My son could not do this. We refuse to imagine that he’s the assassin.”

However the police imagine they’ve all of the proof to accuse the three males of homicide. The police will file a cost sheet in opposition to the trio within the subsequent 60 days. Laundryman Raju and his associate Rakesh are presently in Vasant Vihar police station. On Thursday, a metropolis court docket despatched him to three-day police custody.

Different laundrymen residing and dealing within the streets of A Block of Vasant Vihar are in panic. They imagine that they may all the time be considered with suspicion. Gita Ram, 74, who runs a small ironing store on the street subsequent to Kitty’s home, stated, “I’ve lived right here for greater than 50 years. All my life my spouse and I’ve climbed the steps in these buildings and brought them to do laundry. That is the primary time {that a} laundryman has killed his personal grasp. We will likely be checked out with suspicion due to this one case.”




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