the prime suspect had committed a theft in Indore
Seven members of the same family from Rajasthan were arrested for running a domestic helpers scam.
The operation came to light after a domestic assistant stole from a client’s house and fled the scene. The helper was later arrested and it led to a family being responsible for the scam.
The suspects have been identified as Raju Keer, Lokesh, Jeetu, Shantaben Jeetu Keer, Lalit, Shantaben Lalit and Lata Keer.
Police officers found out that they would send family members from Rajasthan to other cities where they would pose as a domestic helper.
Clients were given a phone number to call if they had any problems, however, after the theft was committed, the SIM card was deactivated.
After the family member was arrested, police officers recovered several items from his possession worth Rs. 5 Lakhs (£5,700). This included mobile phones and jewellery.
Police have said that thousands of Rajasthani people work as domestic assistants in the city. To ensure that incidents do not happen, clients should provide the police with detailed information about the helper.
The seven family members were arrested after officers received information about a family being involved in a domestic helpers scam.
When the first suspect was being arrested, it was revealed that he had been travelling to Ahmedabad, Gujarat, for the past six months.
The man said that he would go to various areas in the city and would persuade people to hire him as a domestic helper.
After being hired, he would give the client fake identity cards and a phone number.
The scam would see the domestic helper spending three days working while getting to know about the valuables and where they were kept.
The theft was carried out on a day when no family members were present before fleeing.
Following the robbery, the SIM card was either destroyed or deactivated.
The man revealed that the family had committed robberies in various cities in Ahmedabad using the same method.
Crime Branch ACP BB Gohil urged people to obtain as much information as possible when hiring a domestic helper.
It was revealed that the prime suspect had committed a theft in Indore sometime in January 2019. He was caught and sent to Indore Central Jail for two months.
The family members have been remanded in custody where further questioning continues. It may reveal other thefts that they committed.