A woman working as a domestic help was arrested and remanded to judicial custody by Tirumangalam police on charges of stealing jewellery and silverware worth Rs. 37 lakh. Jamuna (38), wife of Thulasi of Udayam Colony, had been working in the house of Malar Vetrivel, a resident of L Block, Anna Nagar East. Malar had employed Jamuna four years ago. In August last year, Malar and her husband Vijay Anand, had attended a function after which Malar had kept her jewellery in an iron locker in her home. On Wednesday, when she opened her locker she was shocked to find her jewellery missing. Silver artefacts weighing 10 kg were also missing. She noticed that the lock on the iron locker had not been tampered with. She lodged a complaint with Tirumangalam police who questioned Jamuna.

According to police, Jamuna confessed to have taken the jewellery weighing 144 sovereign as well as the silverware. The items were later recovered from Jamuna’s house.