A Hyderabad-based businessman was reportedly robbed of Rs 1 crore worth of cash, diamonds and gold jewellery on Saturday, allegedly by the watchman and the watchman's wife. The Hyderabad police have launched a manhunt to nab the couple and their two accomplices.
Sunil Kumar Agarwal, a steel trader and resident of Abids, had gone out for dinner with his family on Saturday night, upon returning home they found the doors of the house were broken and items were stolen, according to reports. The police investigation revealed that his watchman Vikas and his wife Maya along with two accomplices were behind the robbery, according to the Times of India. CCTV footage from nearby locations showed the four of them fleeing in an auto rickshaw.
Vikas had joined as a watchman and his wife Maya as a domestic help at Sunil's residence just two months ago. According to Times of India, Sunil told police that the couple were polite and caring in their attitude. They had also allegedly refused the mobile gift from Sunil as the couple supposedly lived a simple life. The couple had been living in a two-room servant quarter on the ground floor of Sunil's residence, reports say.
Abids police reconstructed how the couple from Nepal carried out the robbery. Vikas and Maya were joined by two others soon after Sunil and his family left for dinner. Using a rod, they reportedly made a hole of the first-floor door to access the locks. After gaining entry they pried open the locked cupboards to steal the valuables.
The four then broke into Sunilâ€™s office on the ground floor by breaking a glass. According to Deccan Chronicle, they also stole a digital video recorder.
â€śThough the couple during their stay claimed they do not have mobile phones, they lied to their employees. It appears they have a mobile phone, which they have been using secretly. Police teams have launched a manhunt for them,â€ť said police sources to TOI.