Girl burgles home for love & revenge

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Old 20-Jan-2012
Girl burgles home for love & revenge

NEW DELHI: She was young, suave with dreams of a life in bliss with her boyfriend. But love failed to blur caste barriers at home. Her uncle stood in the way of marriage. So she decided to get even.

However, law finally caught up with the couple, Shruti and Rohit.

Shruti Khosla, who is pursuing second-year BCom through correspondence from Delhi University and working with a multi-national company, decided to burgle her uncle's house with help from her boyfriend, police said.

The incentives were three-fold. Besides seeking revenge, this was also a way for the couple to financially secure their future and set aside a part of the booty for Rohit's family, the police said.

Shruti's boyfriend Rohit works with a leading power company.

And the couple was assisted in the crime by servant of the house, Pradeep. Police recovered most of the booty comprising jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh and Rs 2.8 lakh out of stolen cash worth Rs 10 lakh.

The police had received a PCR call on January 16 morning from Shruti's uncle, Rajesh Puri, about a burglary.

He said he had gone to Ambala to attend a marriage when his house was burgled. Surprisingly, Puri's son and parents were present in the house at the time of the incident. Police were puzzled at the way the crime was committed, despite the family's presence in the house.

"A special team under the supervision of ACP, Kamla Market Estate was set up. Investigations revealed there was no access to the house except through the stairs of their house or through the terrace of the adjoining house of the victim's brother. We suspected an insider role in the burglary. Surveillance of mobiles revealed that Shruti was in touch with Rohit on the day of the incident. "We found Rohit was present in the area. During interrogation, Shruti broke down after giving conflicting statements to mislead us and confessed to her involvement in the crime," said Devesh Chandra Srivastava, additional CP, central district.

Rohit and Pradeep were also nabbed on the basis of her statement made to the police.

The trio told the interrogators they had together hatched the conspiracy. When Rajesh left for Ambala and the family was asleep, they entered through the terrace door, broke open the ventilator and got inside the house.

As they were familiar with where the valuables were kept, they quickly laid their hands on them and fled.

Shruti told the SHO, IP Estate, she had been adopted by her family and that she wanted to help her boyfriend marry off his three sisters as soon as possible so that they could get married.

She also wanted to seek revenge, as her uncle had upbraided her and had not approved of her relationship with Rohit, the police said. They said investigations were underway.

women really getting change lot in the country..time has come to make strict laws against like these womens

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