Delhi Police arrested a man, Harshit, for killing two women and stealing cash and jewels from their house. He had borrowed money from the victim’s son, Shashank, and was unable to repay the money. Officials recovered the stolen items.
- Delhi Police arrested a man for killing 2 women, robbing cash and jewels from their house
- The accused, Harshit, had been appointed by Shashank to take care of his relatives when he was on a trip
- Harshit had borrowed Rs 4-5 lakhs from Shashank and was unable to repay the money
The deceased were identified as 70-year-old Vimla Devi and 45-year-old Doli Rai.
Shashank, one of the victims’ sons, stated that he, along with his brother, Sarthak Rai, left the house for a trip to Haridwar/Masoori with their friends on August 12. When he returned on August 16, he found his mother, Dolly Rai, lying on the sofa in a pool of blood and his grandmother, Vimla Devi, lying on the bed in a stabbed condition.
The whole house was reportedly in a ransacked state, and he discovered that some cash and jewellery items were missing.
ACCUSED UNABLE TO REPAY BORROWED MONEY
Shashank informed officials that he ran a shop in Chandni Chowk, Delhi. Before proceeding on the trip, he had assigned the responsibility for the shop as well as the house to one of his family friends, Harshit.
Neighbours stated that Dolly Rai was seen with Harshit on August 13 evening when she had gone to the temple.
It was also discovered that Harshit had borrowed an amount of Rs 4-5 lakhs interest from Shashank and lent it to some other person for a higher rate of interest. He was unable to return the same to Shashank.
On checking the search history on Harshit’s mobile phone, it was found that he had searched for how to detect gold and also searched for the shops which exchanged gold for cash. Upon analysing the CCTV footage, Harshit was seen carrying something in his hand on August 14, near his house. Based on this, he was questioned extensively.
On sustained questioning, he confessed to his crime and revealed that he was a dropout from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
Based on his confession, he was arrested. The knife used to commit the crime, a scooty and his personal mobile phone have been seized. The stolen cash and jewellery have also been recovered from his house.
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