According to police, former Union Minister PR Kumaramangalam’s wife was killed at her Delhi home last night.
Kitty Kumaramangalam, 67, was discovered dead at her home in Vasant Vihar, south Delhi. According to the original investigation, she was suffocated to death using a pillow.
Ms Kumaramangalam was alone at her home with her house help on Tuesday at 9 p.m. when a washerman (dhobi) who worked for her barged into the house – together with two other males – with the purpose of robbery, according to police.
Officials said he held the housekeeper captive in a room before attacking and murdering Ms Kumaramangalam.
Around 11 p.m., the police were notified. While the primary suspect has been apprehended, two people who assisted him remain unaccounted for.
Kitty Kumaramangalam was a Supreme Court attorney. Her husband was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984, and between 1991 and 1992, he served as Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs Minister between 1992 and 93, and Power Minister in 1998.
“The incident happened at around 9 pm when the house help opened the door for the family’s washerman (dhobi). When the help opened the door, he overpowered her, dragged her to one room and tied her. In the meantime, two other boys entered and overpowered Kitty Kumaramangalam. They suffocated 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 11.00 pm. After which teams were formed. Some briefcases were found open at the scene of the crime. Police have picked up the accused – Raju (24) – from his residence in Bhanwar Singh Camp in Vasant Vihar. He has revealed two other names,” the police officer said.