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Cops hunt for accused on basis of CCTV footage

JAIPUR: The murder of a 50-year-old jeweller last night in Chomu has raised serious questions over residents and shop owners neglecting the need for servant verifications in the city.

According to Ashok Gupta (DCP Jaipur -West), the accused in the case Shambu (25) was a resident of West Bengal and had come to work as an artisan at Mool Chandra Soni's, the victim, showroom at Chomu Circle on September 8.

"No verification record of the accused was found, Soni must have hired Shambu on the basis of somebody's reference. There is no criminal record of the accused in Jaipur either, but we are conducting searched based on the CCTV footage," Gupta added.

According to police, on Tuesday at 8.30 pm, Soni was in the basement of his showroom and counting the cash collection of the day. "The CCTV footage at 8.45 pm shows Shambu running towards the basement, after an hour, Shambu was spotted rushing out of the basement, this time he was also carrying a carton packed with jewellery and cash," police said.

While there is no CCTV installed at the basement, police said that Shambu seems to be the culprit who killed Soni and escaped from the showroom. "Shambu attacked Soni with a sharped edged object; he is on the run ever since the crime came into light. We are conducting searches to nail him down," Gupta added.

The accused first stabbed Soni with a knife, later he used some heavy jewellery to smash Soni's head. Deepak Khandelwal, ACP, Chomu, said that Shambu was living in a rented house in Chomu.

"Shambu had come to work at Soni's shop a year ago. He left amidst and went back to his home town in West Bengal. On September 8, he came back to Jaipur and requested Soni to give him job," Khandelwal said.

Source: The Times of India