Couple arrested for killing elderly woman

July 22nd, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The police Thursday said they had solved the murder of a 60-year-old woman here with the arrest of her maid and her husband in Punjab.
Rakesh Mehra, 27, and his wife Rubi Begam, 35, were caught from Jalandhar district for killing Rajender Kaur, a resident of Rajouri Garden and for looting gold jewellery and diamonds worth Rs.12 lakh from her house.

The couple had escaped to Punjab after committing the crime July 17, police said.

“Rubi worked as the maid at Kaur’s house. She came to know about the gold and diamonds and hatched a conspiracy to kill Kaur,” a police officer said.

“The couple attacked the woman and stabbed her to death. They ran away with jewellery and the woman’s mobile phone,” he added.

Rakesh is an electrician while Rubi is from Assam.

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