Domestic help flees after ‘assaulting’ employer, cops launch manhunt

The domestic help allegedly assaulted his employer with a hammer when she admonished him over laxity in his work.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: July 16, 2015 2:57 am

The Gamdevi police have launched a manhunt for a domestic help who is currently on the run after allegedly assaulting his employer with a hammer when she admonished him over laxity in his work. The police said that the victim had submitted his details to the police station, but had only given a first name, which is now hindering investigations.

According to the Gamdevi police, the accused, identified only as Vijay, is in his 40s and was working for Pallavi and Nitin Zaveri at their residence in the Pushpak Building on Altamount Road for the last one-and-a-half month.

The police said that the incident occurred at around 11 am on Tuesday, when Pallavi scolded Vijay for not giving her milk on time and further told him to make sure that he did it on time thereafter. The admonition led to an argument between Pallavi and Vijay.

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“The argument kept intensifying and Vijay angrily said that he was quitting the job. Before walking out of the house, he grabbed a hammer that was in the house and hit Pallavi on the head with it. She fell down bleeding and Vijay fled,” said Senior Inspector Rajaram Prabhu of Gamdevi police station.

Pallavi was rushed to the Breach Candy hospital, where she is currently being treated for injuries to her head. The police said that she is out of danger. “The Zaveris had submitted Vijay’s photograph and the name of his native place in Tamil Nadu, but not his full name. Hence, we can’t check if he is a history sheeter. We are tracking his cellular location and a team will leave for Tamil Nadu by Wednesday night. We have registered a case of attempt to murder against Vijay and further inquires are underway. The hammer used in the assault has been recovered from the house and taken into custody as evidence,” said Prabhu.

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