Delhi Woman Held For Stealing Rs. 17 Lakh From In-Laws’ House

, 10:12 AM IST

New Delhi: A 27-year-old woman has been arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly stealing Rs. 17 lakh from her in-laws’ house at Shastri Park in northeast Delhi, police said today.

Vimla Devi, a Shastri Park resident, complained to the police that she had received Rs. 17 lakh after selling a piece of land at her native village and handed over the cash to her younger daughter-in-law.

Ms Devi alleged in her complaint that after a quarrel between her son Sushil Kumar and her daughter-in-law on July 12, the woman took away the money with her, said Ajit Kumar Singla, DCP (northeast).

Police questioned the woman at her paternal home in Aligarh where she had gone after the quarrel with her husband Sushil Kumar. She denied the charges but the stolen cash was found hidden beneath a heap of husk at her maternal uncle Umesh’s house in Aligarh, Mr Singla said.

Mr Umesh is also involved in the crime and is absconding, the officer added.