The Kolkata Police have arrested a maid who made her two sons-in-law withdraw ₹34.90 lakh from her lifeless employer’s account via a number of ATMs over 71 days.
In what law enforcement officials referred to as a “uncommon case,” 45-year-old Rita Roy, a widow, stole the ATM card of her lifeless employer Satyanarayan Agarwal who lived in an upmarket residential advanced in south Kolkata.
Since Agarwal used to overlook the cardboard’s PIN continuously, his son Anurag had saved it as a textual content message on Agarwal’s telephone. The lady accessed the telephone and received the PIN, stated Murlidhar Sharma, joint commissioner of police (crime).
She received her sons-in-law, Ranjit Mallick (31), a resident of Karimpur in Nadia district and Soumitra Sarkar (45) a resident of Balagarh in Hooghly district, to steal the cash.
Anurag detected the theft and lodged a grievance at Jadavpur police station on June 1. The detective division at Lalbazar police headquarters took the case.
The information of Sure Financial institution, the place Agarwal had an account, confirmed that the cash had been withdrawn from ATMs of varied banks at Karimpur, Krishnanagar and Ranaghat in Nadia and Guptipara in Hooghly between March 20 and Could 30.
Safety digicam footage from these ATM kiosks confirmed that the thieves wore masks and caps contained in the counters, profiting from the pandemic. With face recognition troublesome, the detectives began tapping locals and nabbed Mallick and Sarkar on August 13.
Their interrogation led to Roy’s arrest from her residence within the Nakashipara space of Nadia district on the identical day. The police have recovered ₹27 lakh in money from their properties. They are going to be in police custody till August 25, stated Sharma.