Published On : Wed, Sep 26th, 2018

Deaf-mute woman, boyfriend steal Rs 4.5 lakh, both arrested

Nagpur: A 34 year old woman, reportedly deaf and dumb, has been rounded up by Jaripatka police along with her boyfriend in a case of theft. Cops have recovered cash and two smartphones totaling Rs 3.22 lakh. The duo was nabbed from Takalghat in Butibori.

The woman has been identified as Sandhya alias Pinky Ghodeswar while her boyfriend’s identity has been revealed as Ashish alias Bodya Choudhary. Both are arrested for allegedly stealing Rs 4.50 lakh from the house of Pinky Naidu on September 18 at Mecosabagh.

Upon receiving Naidu’s complaint, Jaripatka police had registered a case. During probe, cops received a tipoff about the location of Choudhary, following which cops raided his rented house in Takalghat and nabbed him. Cops also recovered two mobiles and cash, in all worth Rs 2.19 lakh from his house. During interrogation, Choudhary revealed about the involvement of Sandhya as well.

Later when Sandhya was arrested it came out that she is deaf and mute. The cops sought the help of sign language expert to register her statement. Sandhya revealed location of Rs1.27 lakh hidden at her house in Bezonbagh.
Cops recovered the money and arrested both accused. Cops said the duo has been in a relationship and were at Naidu’s house for naming ceremony of her son when they committed the theft. Choudhary was known to Naidu as he had worked as a guard in the area earlier.