BENGALURU: A woman, who sent her two children to steal from Ranji cricketer R Samarth’s house, was arrested by Sanjaynagar police on Wednesday.
The woman is Gowri (45), a domestic help, and her children are Yogesh (20), a driver, and Deepa (19), a second PUC dropout. All are residents of Amarajyothi Layout. Gowri was working as a domestic help in Samarth’s house since a year.
According to police, the complainant, Samarth’s mother Nagarathna, had left her house around 1.15 pm on August 20 to visit her daughter, who stays in the next street. When she returned around 2.25 pm, the house door was open and valuables were missing. Nagarathna then filed a complaint with the police. Police said, “During the investigation, we questioned Gowri but she failed to answer properly. We suspected her involvement.” Later, when police took her children into custody and inquired, they spilled the beans.
Police said, “Gowri hails from Erode in Tamil Nadu and came to the city eight years ago. A month ago, she had stolen the key to Samarth’s house. When Nagarathna did not find the key, she assumed that it may be lost and got a duplicate key made. Gowri was watching her movements and, on August 20, she sent her two children to the house when no one was there. She had told them to steal valuables. Yogesh and Deepa rushed to the house, robbed the jewels within 20 minutes and fled from the spot.”
Sanjaynagar police have seized 368 gm of gold ornaments worth `10 lakh and a Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle. A case has been registered and accused were remanded to judicial custody.