The absconding domestic help for the murder of a 74-year-old businessman in Bengaluru last week was apprehended by Gujarat Police on Monday, and valuables worth lakhs of rupees were discovered from him.
Bijaram, a resident of Chamarajpet and a native of Jaipur in Rajasthan, had been missing since the death of Jugraj Jain. On May 25, Jain, the owner of Deepan Electrical on S V Lane in Chickpet, was discovered dead at his home.
“The Amirgadh police in Gujarat arrested Bijaram at the Gujarat-Rajasthan border,” a police officer said. While the police were performing routine vehicle inspections at a checkpoint, they noticed Bijaram acting suspiciously. They apprehended him and discovered that he was carrying valuables worth Rs 24 lakh. When questioned, he admitted to committing the crime.”
Jain lived in Chamarajpet’s King’s Enclave apartment on the 4th Main Road with his younger son Anand Kumar and his family. They hired Bijaram from Jaipur six months ago, and he would pick up Jain from his shop and drop him off at his house every day.
According to officials, Jain closed the shop around 9 p.m. on May 24 and arrived home by 9.30 p.m. His son Anand was in Goa, and his daughter-in-law was in Shikaripura, Shivamogga district, visiting her parents.
The murder was discovered after Jain’s grandson Prateek, Anand’s son, went to check on him the next day because he wasn’t answering his phone. Jain’s body was discovered in the bathroom, his hands tied and his mouth covered with a cloth. According to the police, the doors of a wardrobe were left ajar, and jewellery boxes were discovered scattered on the bed in one of the rooms.