New Delhi: Ex-Union Minister PR Kumaramangalam’s wife was killed last night at her Delhi residence, police said.
Kitty Kumaramangalam, 67, was spotted dead at her house in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar. She was smothered to death with a pillow, as per the initial trials.
On Tuesday, about 9 pm, Ms Kumaramangalam was alone at her home with her house help when a washerman (dhobi), who worked for her, shoved into the house – along with two other men – with a motive of robbery, police said.
He held the servant hostage in a room, then assaulted Ms Kumaramangalam, and killed herher, officials added.
Police were briefed at around 11 pm. While the main culprit has been captured, two others, who assisted him, are still mislaid.
Kitty Kumaramangalam rendered as a Supreme Court lawyer. Her husband was first selected to Lok Sabha in 1984, and had presented as Union Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs and Law, Justice and Company Affairs between 1991 and 92, Parliamentary Affairs Minister between 1992 and 93, and as the country’s Power Minister in 1998.
“The event occured at around 9 pm when the servant opened the door for the family’s washerman (dhobi). When the servant opened the door, he overpowered her, dragged her to another room and tied her. In the meantime, two other boys shoved and overpowered Kitty Kumaramangalam. They smothered her to death using a pillow,” Ingit Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner Police (DCP), Southwest Delhi, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“We received the call at around 11 pm. Soon after, investigating teams were formed. Some briefcases were discovered open at the base of the crime. Police have detained the culprit- Raju (24) – from his house in Bhanwar Singh Camp in Vasant Vihar. He has disclosed two other names,” the police officer said.