Mumbai: Three miscreants looted the house of a senior citizen couple in Tardeo. The woman died in this incident. The couple has two sons and a daughter who live in Wadala. Tardeo police is investigating the matter by registering an FIR.
According to the information received from the police, Madan Mohan Agarwal (75) and Surekha Agarwal live on the third floor of Yusuf Manzil on Yamabai Kashinath Road, Tardeo. As soon as Madan Mohan Agarwal came out of the house for morning walk at 5.30 am on Sunday morning, three people standing outside his house forcibly dragged Agarwal into the house and tied his hands and feet with thick sellotape and taped his mouth.
After tying Agarwal's hands and legs, all three went to the bedroom where his wife Surekha Agarwal was asleep. They tied her hands and legs with sellotape and taped her mouth as well.
Robbers flee with gold ornaments
A police officer told that these people pulled the gold chain around the neck of the couple. After this, they ran away with the valuable gold ornaments kept in the house.
After the criminals ran away from there, Madan Agarwal kept lying on the ground for some time, after which he somehow reached the door of the house and started screaming while sellotape on his mouth. Hearing his voice, Sudhir Malde, who lives on the fourth floor, came down and removed the sellotape on Agarwal's mouth, then he came to know that he had been robbed.
Malde immediately informed the Mumbai Police, after which the Tardeo Police reached the spot and found Surekha Agarwal lying unconscious in the bedroom, who was immediately taken to Nair Hospital, where the doctor declared Surekha brought dead.
Agarwal has been living in Yusuf Manzil, Tardeo for many years, his children are married and all of them live in Wadala. Agarwal has an immigration jewellery business.
Early morning attack
According to the information received from the police, on Saturday morning when Agarwal was leaving for morning walk, three people were standing outside his house and they asked Agarwal that where Saxena lives, then Agarwal told them that there is no Saxena living here. Even after telling this, all three of them did not stand for some time but then Agarwal asked them why they were standing here, then all three left from there.
Tardeo police told that before robbing Agarwal's house, the accused had done reiki, the criminals knew that he goes for morning walk daily. Police has taken all the CCTV footage of that area and is checking it.
Sellotape causes woman's death
Police sources said that the tape that was put on Surekha's mouth had also covered her nose. The police suspect that she might have suffocated due to tape on her nose.
A police officer told that Agarwal is in shock after this incident, due to which the information about how much gold jewelery and cash was looted from his house could not be found. Surekha's post-mortem has been done but doctors have reserved the cause of her death.
Police has started investigation in this matter by registering FIR against three people under sections 452, 394,397, 302, 506, 324, 34 of IPC. The crime branch is also probing the matter.