Woman held for stealing in-law`s jewellery
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 30, 2010, 20:03
  
New Delhi: A 28-year-old woman was arrested here for allegedly stealing her mother-in-law's jewellery worth about Rs 30 lakh to repay the loan she took for the treatment of her first husband, police said today.

Five of her relatives, including mother and brother, were also arrested for allegedly helping her in the crime, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sharad Aggarwal said.

The arrested have been identified as Meetu Talwar, her mother Parvinder Kaur (45), brother Kamal Singh (24), aunt Jagminder Kaur (42), uncle Sukhbir Singh (55) and a relative Maher Singh (50).

"Meetu told us she had taken a large sum of money on interest for the treatment of her first husband Narender which she could not pay back. It was due to the pressure of repayment of loan that Meetu decided to decamp with gold jewellery," Aggarwal said.

She had on May 15 approached police claiming that cash and jewellery worth Rs 30 lakh were missing from her house in west Delhi's Tilak Nagar. But, she along with her daughter, mother and brother went underground three days later after police began suspecting about her role in the case.

Meetu's mother-in-law Har Kaur had told police that the former used to manage the house. She also suspected that Meetu and her brother Kamal might be behind the incident.

She was first married to Narender who died due to some illness. After this, she married Narender's younger brother Nir Mohan, who is based in London.

During investigations it came to light that Meetu had been indulging in financial deals involving large sums for the last 2-3 years which included mortgaging, payment of interest against principle and monthly committee schemes.

"She was under heavy debt. Later, we received an information that the suspects were hiding in Mani Karan in Himachal. A team went there but by that time they had left for Delhi," Aggarwal said. They were arrested from the residence of Mehar Singh, son in law of Timmy, whom they owed money.

Meetu told police that she served mango shake laced with sedatives to Har Kaur and decamped with gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 30 lakh.

"She handed over the same to her mother who finally passed it on to Timmy who gave it to her son-in-law Meher Singh for disposing it off. A part of the jewellery was also given to Sukhbir Singh for mortgaging. Meetu has also mortgaged part of gold jewellery herself," Aggarwal said.

Jewellery worth around Rs 24 lakh was recovered from them.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, May 30, 2010, 20:03


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