Domestic help gets death penalty for murdering employers

September 23rd, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) A city court Tuesday sentenced a domestic help to death for murdering his employer and his wife here in 2005.”Domestic help Kebol Roy has been found guilty of murdering his elderly employer Tarachand Banka and his wife Sarada April 18, 2005 in their apartment in Camac Street in south Kolkata,” the City Sessions Court said.

Roy, 23, smashed 68-year-old Tarachand’s head with a frying pan and slashed 56-year-old Sarada’s throat with a kitchen knife before fleeing with jewellery and cash worth Rs.2 million.

Before fleeing Roy washed all the blood strains from the apartment and even wiped his fingerprints from everything he touched, except the ones on the knob of the locker from where he took out the booty. That evidence helped the police to track him down in a month’s time from Ghorparan village of Bihar.

This is the second incident in less than a month of a domestic help being given death penalty for murdering his employers.

Nikku Yadav, 24, was sentenced to death Aug 29 by a city court for murdering his employer Ravinder Kaur Luthra, 51, in her Ballygunj apartment in south Kolkata.

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