On September 6, Ananth had filed a complaint with the Cubbon Park police stating that jewellery and valuables worth Rs 1 crore had gone missing.

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news Crime Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 16:07

A fortnight after the home of Myntra.com CEO Ananth Narayanan was burgled, the Bengaluru Police have finally zeroed in on the suspects.

On September 6, Ananth had filed a complaint with the Cubbon Park police stating that jewellery and valuables worth Rs 1 crore had gone missing from the locker in his home at Lavelle Road in the city.

The Cubbon Park Police have arrested Ananth Narayanan’s domestic worker, Bhavani Muppudathi on charges of planning and executing the burglary. They are on the lookout for Suresh, a former driver for the family, and his sister Pushpa, who is also a suspect in the case.

While Bhavani was arrested on Saturday, Suresh and Pushpa are absconding and the jewellery is yet to be traced.

An officer at the Cubbon Park Police Station said that Bhavani and Suresh had been in a relationship for the past two years and had decided to get married.

“Up on questioning the domestic worker, it has come to light that Bhavani and Suresh wanted to live a luxurious life after getting married. The couple did not have adequate funds for a lavish marriage ceremony either. They decided to burgle the house in order to obtain the funds to become financially stable before getting married,” the officer said.

The driver, Suresh, who is originally from Tamil Nadu, had quit his job seven months ago when the couple made the decision to rob Ananth Narayanan’s house.

“He had quit the job and got into planning the burglary. They decided to wait until Ananth’s family went for a vacation to steal the jewellery. Recently, the CEO and his family members went on a trip abroad and Bhavani seized the opportunity to loot the locker in the house,” the officer said.

Police say that there were four other persons employed as domestic workers in Ananth Narayanan’s home.  

“Apart from Bhavani, none of the other persons employed as domestic workers were at the house and have alibis for the night the burglary was committed. Based on preliminary investigation, it was evident that the thief could not have entered the house without a key. However, the locker was broken,” the officer said.

The police had suspected that one of the persons who were employed as domestic worker had committed the theft. However, the forensic team, which had collected the fingerprints found Bhavani's prints around the cupboard in which the locker was kept. The police are now in Tamil Nadu to look for Suresh and are also his sister Pushpa as they suspect she is aware of his whereabouts.  

Bhavani has been remanded to judicial custody.

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