Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: In yet another incident that puts spotlight on the safety of senior citizens in the national capital, an 81-year-old woman was killed allegedly by her domestic help in the posh Greater Kailash-II locality, as per reports on Wednesday.
The victim, Rekha Duggal, was reportedly strangled by her 21-year-old domestic help Neeraj Saki who then tried to burn the body on Monday evening.
The incident came to light after Neeraj informed the neighbours that the victim had gone missing. The neighbours then informed Duggal`s daughter and son-in-law who found her body lying in the bedroom inside the second floor flat of the same building.
The body was found in a partially-burnt state with a duppata around her neck.
Initially suspected to be a case of accident, the murder was confirmed after the post-mortem report concluded strangulation as the reason behind the death.
The victim used to stay alone at her ground floor flat along with her two domestic helps after the death of her husband KK Duggal in 2005, who was a senior journalist.
The accused was arrested after he confessed that the body was set on fire deliberately to hide the incident.
Investigations are still on in the case.