Domestic help, her son arrested for murder of elderly couple

In a gruesome crime, a part-time maid was arrested along with her minor son for allegedly killing an elderly couple.

The intent, as per the police, was to rob about Rs. 9 lakh cash and gold jewellery in southeast Delhi’s Amar Colony.

She along with her son had conspired to kill and rob the couple in order to earn quick money, police said.

On January 26, police were informed about Virender Kumar Khaneja, 77, and his wife Sarla, 72, going missing.

A police team then reached the couple’s house at Mount Kailash where they found the flat locked from inside. ‘

Police also noticed that the couple’s phones were switched off.

At the instance of relatives and neighbours, police broke the lock of the flat and found decomposed bodies of the couple lying on the floor, he said.

The couple’s son Dr Amit Khaneja lives in the US and the couple had very less social interaction, the DCP said.

During investigation, the domestic help, who used to work on part-time basis and visited house of the elderly couple once or twice a week, to give massage to Sarla Khaneja was quizzed, he said.

While examining the CCTV cameras, a young male was seen in one of the footage, police added.

On enquiry, police learnt that the youth was the son of the accused maid. However, on seeing the footage, she denied the person seen in the footage as her son, local police said.

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