Domestic help held for Rs 6 lakh theft

CHANDIGARH: A domestic worker has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly stealing Rs 6 lakh from the house of the Additional Advocate General, Punjab.

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 14

A domestic worker has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly stealing Rs 6 lakh from the house of the Additional Advocate General, Punjab. The fees received from various clients was kept in the wardrobe, which was found missing from the house.

According to the police, the complainant, Reeta Kohli, a senior advocate and resident of Sector 39, reported that the domestic help, Dharmender, alias Dharma, was employed around two years ago.

In her complaint, she also stated that the accused started stealing from the house from the very beginning when he was employed as a domestic help and was reprimanded many times.

The police said the complainant had received fees from clients, which was kept in the wardrobe along with cash withdrawn from a bank.  On February 6, the complainant wanted to deposit the cash in the bank. However, she could not find the envelopes in which the cash was kept. Since she was getting late for the office, she did not bother to search the envelopes. On February 12, she searched the wardrobe again and found the envelopes missing following which she submitted a complaint against the domestic help. A case has been registered. 

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