According to the police, a laundryman who used to regularly visit the house was involved in the plan to murder and rob Kitty Kumaramangalam.
New Delhi| Kitty Kumaramangalam, the wife of late former Union minister P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, was murdered at her residence in Delhi’s Vasant Vihar on Tuesday night. A suspect has been taken into custody in the case. The police are looking for other accused.
Delhi Police says that 67-year-old Kitti Kumaramangalam was murdered by miscreants who entered the house with the intention of robbing her. She lived on the second floor of her residence in Vasant Vihar. Kitty’s husband P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam was a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He had died of cancer.
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According to the police, a laundryman who used to regularly visit the house was involved in the plan. On the day of the incident, he arrived at her residence in Vasant Vihar at around 8.30 pm last night. The maid, who was also the caretaker of the house opened the door when she found that there were two other people with him. They dragged the maid to a room, tied her up and then killed Kitty Kumaramangalam. The laundryman has been arrested by the police.
The maid informed the police
Police say that they got the information at 11 pm. When the maid somehow managed to untie herself and screamed for help. On the basis of the maid’s statement, the police arrested the laundryman called Raju. 24-year-old Raju lived in Bhanwar Singh Camp of Vasant Vihar. The remaining two accused involved in the incident have also been identified.
Kumaramangalam were ministers in the Vajpayee government
P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam was a senior leader of Congress, who later joined BJP. He was an MP from the Salem Lok Sabha seat of Tamil Nadu from 1984 to 1996 and from the Tiruchirappalli Lok Sabha seat from 1998 to 2000. He served as Minister of State for Law, Justice and Company Affairs in the PV Narasimha Rao government from July 1991 to December 1993, and as Union Minister of Power in the Vajpayee government from 1998 to 2000.
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