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53-year-old woman killed during robbery

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 53-year-old woman was strangulated allegedly by a group of men, including her domestic help, at her house in southeast Delhi's Amar Colony today, the police said.

It seems, robbery was the motive. The accused tied the other servant, Rajan, as they ransacked the house, they said.

They decamped with valuables worth Rs 5 lakh and Rs 20,000, after killing the woman, Sarita Jain, police said, adding that the domestic help, Roshan, who let the accused into the house, is absconding.

The incident occurred around noon when the victim's husband and her son were at work. They lived on the second floor of a building, they said.

Rajan, who was tied up, said that three to four unidentified persons came inside the house and started ransacking it. They strangulated the woman when she protested, police said.

When the woman's husband arrived, he found his wife in an "unconscious" state and Rajan tied up. He freed the servant and informed the police, they said.

The woman was rushed to a hospital where she was declared brought dead by doctors, the police said.

Roshan was hired two weeks ago and his verification had not been done, they said.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 23:22 IST