#ChildMolester | Mumbai: Couple kills elderly domestic helper for ‘molesting’ their daughter; arrested



A local resident discovered the body early in the morning and called the police.&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images

Key Highlights

  • Both the deceased and the accused couple are from Bihar and knew each other’s families
  • According to police, the deceased domestic help had begun working at the couple’s home eight days before the horrific incident took place

Mumbai: On Saturday, a 70-year-old housekeeper was brutally beaten to death by his employers after he was caught allegedly molesting their minor daughter, police said. The body of the housekeeper was then disposed of in Mankhurd by the Mulund-based family. According to police, the deceased domestic help had begun working at the couple’s home eight days before the horrific incident took place.

According to the police, both the deceased and the accused couple are from Bihar and knew each other’s families. The housekeeper allegedly touched the couple’s sleeping daughter inappropriately around 10 pm on Saturday, the police said. When she called for help, the couple rushed to her room and saw the elderly domestic help there.

Senior police inspector Dattatray Khade said that the husband began assaulting the elderly man with a belt and a bamboo stick.

The helper became unconscious during the assault and the couple found that he was not breathing. Hence, they decided to escape by dumping his body at Mankhurd link road near Saate Nagar, police said.

A local resident discovered the body early in the morning and called the police. The body was immediately taken to Rajawadi Hospital. 

As the deceased’s body was unidentified, police circulated the image on Whatsapp, and his son-in-law came to the police station and recognised him.

The police had initially filed an accidental death report but on request of the locals, the body was sent for post-mortem which revealed that many bones of the old man’s body were broken and had also suffered internal bleeding.

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Mohammad Ismat and an investigation was started by registering an FIR. 

Mankhurd Police constituted five police teams for searching and nabbing the accused. Two of the police teams were sent to their house but the accused couple had already escaped along with their children. They were preparing to go to Patna. As soon as the Mankhurd police got the information, the police arrested the accused husband along with his wife from Chembur on Monday.

According to the police, both the accused confessed their crime and alleged that the elder who was murdered used to molest their daughter. Although the police did not find any such shreds of evidence during the interrogation of the neighbours.

The couple has been remanded in police custody till January 10.



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