New Delhi: A 25-year-old college drop out has been arrested for allegedly robbing the house of an elderly woman before brutally murdering her at her residence in west Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area, to make up for the losses through which he and his family was going through, police said on Tuesday.
Anurag Jain has been arrested and robbed jewellery, Rs 13 lakh in cash, blood stained clothes of accused, weapon of offence have also been recovered, they said.
The victim, identified as Sulochna Bansal (62) was found with around 30 stab wounds at her residence while her five-year-old grandson was found locked at the first floor of the residence.
She was declared brought dead at a local hospital. The house was ransacked and valuables were found missing.
The DVR (CCTV Camera recording device) was also found stolen and the CCTV camera was found disconnected.
A case of murder was registered and during investigation a motorcycle without a number plate was found parked near the house of the deceased. Also, the engine number of the bike was erased.
Police traced the ownership of the motorcycle on the basis of the chassis number and it was found to be registered in the name of Jain.
When contacted on phone, he tried to mislead but could not give any justification about the non-display of number plates.
When he avoided to join investigation, a trap was laid at his residence and he was nabbed late in the night when he came to his house in a car.
"On sustained interrogation he broke down and confessed to his crime. As he and his father were suffering from financial losses in business. He got information that Bansal family is financially strong and he can get good amount of cash and jewellery in their house.
"He receed the house for a week and planned the robbery. For committing the robbery, he purchased a set of knives and chopper from Paschim Vihar and stitched a mask to hide his identity during the crime," said DCP (West) Pushpendra Kumar.