The police have procured video footage of the suspect from a nearby shop where Nandini worked a few weeks ago and released it to the media with an appeal for any information on her.

A day after a retired Income Tax officer was found murdered at her house in Rohini in Delhi, the police on Thursday said it suspected the role of the domestic help recently hired by the victim behind the murder.

The police found that Gurjeet Kaur (70), who had been staying alone at her Rohini Sector-8 house, had hired part-time domestic help Nandini a fortnight ago, but the woman had introduced herself as “Sonia” to some of her employers. It was also revealed that Nandini was in talks with Ms. Kaur to buy her old sofa and had visited her on the fateful day just before the murder was discovered.

Ms. Kaur had told her daughter Inderpal over telephone that Nandini wanted to buy her old sofa and would come along with her husband on September 12 (Wednesday) to take it away. The area security guard told the police that he had seen Nandini coming out of the victim’s in the afternoon house along with two men. When the victim’s other help came a little later, she found Ms. Kaur lying motionless on the bed with limbs tied and mouth taped. She informed a neighbour, who reached the spot and untied the ropes and removed the tape hoping to revive the elderly woman.

The police have procured video footage of the suspect from a nearby shop where Nandini worked a few weeks ago and released it to the media with an appeal for any information on her.

Any information about the suspect can be given at the North Rohini police station or to the Station House Officer and the Assistant Commissioner of Police concerned.

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