Kitty Kumaramangalam murder: Another accused arrested with jewellery, cash in MP

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YS Bhadauria, SDOp, Jatara, MP
YS Bhadauria, SDOp, Jatara, MP

Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 13 (ANI): In a joint operation, police arrested one more accused in the murder of former Union Minister PR Kumaramangalam's wife, Kitty Kumaramangalam from Tikamgarh district in Madhya Pradesh

YS Bhadauria, Sub-divisional officer of Police (SDOP) of Jatara said, "In a joint operation with Delhi Police, the team arrested an accused and seized jewellery worth Rs 33 lakh and Rs 10,000 cash."

Om July 7, Kitty Kumaramangalam was allegedly murdered by three suspects at her residence in Delhi's Vasant Vihar.

Police said Kitty Kumaramangalam (67) was allegedly murdered by three suspects, including her washerman. The police stated that it was a friendly entry to the house as the washerman was working for the family for the past five years.

"Incident happened around 9.00 pm when her domestic help opened the door for the family's regular washerman (dhobi). When the help opened the door, he overpowered her, dragged her to one room and restrained her. In the meantime, two other boys entered and overpowered Kitty Kumaramangalam. They smothered her using a pillow," Ingit Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner Police (DCP), Southwest Delhi had said,

He further informed that the domestic help somehow untied herself and raised an alarm.

"We received the call at around 11.00 pm. After which teams were formed. Some briefcases were found open at the scene of the crime. Police have picked up washerman Raju (24) from his residence in Bhanwar Singh Camp in Vasant Vihar. He has disclosed two other names," the DCP said.

Kitty Kumaramangalam's husband P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam was a member of Parliament from Salem constituency from 1984 to 1996 and Tiruchirapalli constituency from 1998 to 2000. He has served as Minister of State for Law, Justice and Company Affairs in the PV Narasimha Rao Cabinet from July 1991 to December 1993 and as the Union Minister for Power in the AB Vajpayee Government from 1998 to 2000. He died on August 23, 2000. (ANI)

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