Maid caught red handed for stealing Rs. 5.5 lakh worth gold

Chennai Police arrested a maid named Aruna who stole 200 grams of gold (25 sovereigns) gold jewellery from the house where she was employed. The worth of the gold jewels is estimated to be around Rs 5.5 lakh.

22 year old house maid from Ariyalur district was employed in a house in Virugambakkam. House owner Mr. Ravi, a businessman was looking for a maid and found one through a manpower agency situated in Adyar. The maid had satisfied the house owner and his wife with the way she went about her household works.She had free access to all the rooms.

Ravi's wife Prema grew suspicious when Aruna made frequent visits to her room on the pretext of cleaning it. This suspicion of Prema and her relative made them to question the maid about her frequent visits to the particular room.

Contradictory statements of Aruna in response to their questions further strengthened their suspicion that something was going wrong. They checked the room and found their valuable jewels missing. Police interrogation had revealed that this was not the first time she had filched their valuables. Aruna took five sovereigns of gold jewellery every alternate day and had stolen a total of 25 sovereigns.


This article was posted on 24-Apr-2017.

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