Police on Friday arrested the mason couple who allegedly stabbed and looted a 55-year-old man and his spouse at their home in Indirapuram over a monetary dispute on Thursday, officers mentioned.
The suspects, who had fled after the incident with money and jewelry price ₹7 lakh, had been booked for try and homicide and theft, police added.
Throughout interrogation, the arrested couple — Asmit Kumar, 23, and his spouse Kavya, 22 — mentioned that the contractor who employed them for the victims’ home work had paid them much less, prompting them to go to the latter. The arrested duo are residents of Khoda Colony and initially belong to Ballia district, police mentioned.
“The 2 suspects had been arrested from Indirapuram. They advised that the contractor had paid them much less for the work on the victims’ home on account of which they visited the sufferer couple on Thursday. Asmit additionally wished the couple to make use of his spouse as a home assist,” mentioned Vivek Chandra Yadav, deputy commissioner of police (DCP – trans Hindon).
The duo was employed by contractor Sri Ram to repair leakage of about 20 days in the past on the victims’ home in Abhay Khand I. On Thursday, they visited Ravikant Sharma and his 53-year-old spouse Geeta Sharma at round 1.30pm after they had been alone on the home. Following a disagreement over a earlier fee, Kumar hit Ravikant Sharma on his with a hammer, after which stabbed the 2 in the stomach with a knife saved on the home.
“After injuring the couple, Kumar looted ₹83,000 money and gold and silver jewelry price about ₹6 lakh, and fled after locking the home from outdoors,” the officer mentioned. Sharma and his spouse then known as their neighbours, who rescued them.
The injured couple was present process remedy and their situation was mentioned to be steady. Police have additionally recovered the looted money and valuables, the DCP mentioned.