Domestic help arrested for theft owns two-storey house, scooter, spent lavishly on clothes

She had also been arrested last year by the Panchkula police on charges of theft from a house she was employed at.

Written by Adil Akhzer | Chandigarh | Updated: March 5, 2016 9:31 am
Adsadfbmn Sarabjit Kaur in police custody at Sector 3 police station in Chandigarh on Friday. Sahil Walia. Express photo.

Earlier this week the Chandigarh Police arrested a domestic help on charges of theft, but little did they know that the arrest would bring to light her lavish lifestyle. The domestic help, Sarabjit Kaur, a resident of Khuda Jassu village, owned a two-storey house, travelled on a Honda Activa scooter and was fond of new dresses.

Kaur was arrested earlier this week after Sector 3 police station received a complaint from a Sector 9 resident that the domestic help had stolen Rs 1 lakh and two gold coins from the house. She had been employed in the house for the past four months.

She had also been arrested last year by the Panchkula police on charges of theft from a house she was employed at.

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Her past records show that Kaur had been working only at places where the employers were financially sound.

According to the police, all these came to light after one of the servants at the complainant’s house found a bunch of keys in the last week of February. “The servant found the keys and informed the owner about it. The owner was surprised to find that the keys opened all the rooms in the house,” said a police official. “When the owner came to know that two gold coins and Rs 1,33,500 was missing, she lodged a complaint and we started an investigation.”

A police statement on Friday said that during interrogation, Kaur told the police that she stole the original keys of the house and made the duplicate keys at Sector 22. “There she told the shopkeeper that she and her husband were both working and had different times of duty. So, they needed a pair of keys for their convenience,” the statement said.

This is not the first time that the Kaur has been booked. Police said she was lodged in Ambala jail for one month, last year, on a complaint from a leading Panchkula hotelier. She was employed as a maid servant at the hotel and had stolen more than Rs 1.5 lakh.

Police said during investigations, Kaur confessed that she spent at least Rs 43,500 on shopping and purchasing new clothes for herself and her daughter. “We have recovered Rs 90,000 and two gold coins,” said Inspector Neeraj Sarna, SHO, Sector 3 police station.

Kaur and her husband lives in Khuda Jassu village where they own a two-storey house. Her husband, who was working as a laborer in Malaysia earlier, also owns two auto-rickshaws. According to police, Kaur hails from Amritsar where her daughter still stays.

Kaur, police said, studied till Class VIII. It was revealed during the questioning, that she was techsavvy and fond of the Internet.

“She has a laptop and knows everything about the Internet. She said that she had an account on Facebook earlier and would use her laptop for downloading songs as well,” said a police

official.

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