Nepali servant poisons landlord, flees after robbing

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New Delhi, Sep 30 (UNI) In yet another case of a servant drugging his master and robbing the house, a 19-year-old fled with booty worth lakhs, after lacing the food with poison, in Defence Colony area of South Delhi.

While Harish Bahadur Saxena (77), the owner, and his son Sumesh have regained consciousness, his servant Rajendra was battling for life at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, said a police official.

''Saxena's second servant, Raju, who joined the household just 20 days back, is absconding,'' the official added.

The almirahs of the house were broken and things scattered all over. Several things were missing, he said.

Raju, a Nepali citizen, had reportedly poisoned their food last night.

Saxena, along with others, was found unconscious by relatives this morning after Sumesh's wife, presently in the US, called them after she grew suspicious when her son Priyanshu (9) told her that no one was getting up despite him trying to wake them up.

Priyanshu, who had slept early last night, did not have the food and hence was saved.

''Both Harish and Sumesh are not in a condition to make a statement,'' the official said.

A retired official of a multinational company, Harish lived with his wife in his 'C' Block residence along with the servants.

His wife had died about ten days back after which both his sons -- Sumesh and Rajesh -- visited him. While Rajesh went away a few days later, Sumesh had stayed back along with his son Priyanshu.

UNI

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