Inspired by the 1996 film ‘Tu Chor Main Sipahi‘, a 17-year-old domestic helper killed her employer’s disabled child and tried to flee with cash and jewellery, leaving behind a black glove, Delhi police said on Thursday.
He was caught within three hours, just as his train was about to leave the station, police in the Safdarjung enclave said.
The child was found dead a day ago at his home. The boy’s parents and grandmother had gone to the temple, and his sister also went to the market after a while. When she returned, she found her brother dead.
When she checked the house, she found jewelry, a mobile phone and around 40,000 rupees in cash were also missing, police said.
Police say the boy was killed after seeing the housekeeper steal the items and set off the alarm. The teenager told police he felt humiliated to clean up after the boy and was looking for a way out but didn’t have the money to do so.
After stealing the money and jewelry and strangling the boy, he left a black glove behind – as seen in the film Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan’Tu Chor Main Sipahi‘, police said.
Acting quickly to catch the suspect, police discovered he had been employed through another servant.
They also tracked down relatives of the teenager who said he may have left for his village of Sitamarhi in Bihar, where his mother lives, police said.
Teams were sent to different railway stations and Anand Vihar bus station. The domestic helper was arrested at the New Delhi railway station with the stolen jewelry and cash.
The victim’s family was stunned by the incident. The boy’s body had numerous bruises, according to a family friend.
The teenager had appeared obedient and had never refused to work, he said, adding that they had never noticed anything suspicious in his behavior.