INDORE: Trusting a newly employed domestic servant cost an iron trader dear. The servant made off with jewellery and valuables worth Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh in cash when the employer had gone to Maharashtra along with his family members. Police said that iron trader Vijay Kalani, a resident of Baikunth Dham Colony, had left the house for servant Amrat Nepali to look after and went to Maharashtra to attend a function on October 12.
When the family members returned on October 13 night, they found locks of main gate opened and households strewn about. Almirahs in the house were also opened and Rs 2.5 lakh cash, kept in the safe, and jewellery and valuables worth Rs 7.5 lakh were missing. The family members searched for Amrat but he too was missing. It did not take much time for them to understand that their domestic help had decamped with cash and valuables.
“We have employed Amrat just a week back,” Kalani told Palasia police. The victim claimed that he had employed Amrat, who hails from Phuah in Nepal, after verifying his identity and added that one of his brothers also lives in the city. When police enquired about his brother, it was found that he too was missing since the ncident. Police believe that Amrat’s brother is also involved in the crime.