New Delhi: A 53-year-old fashion designer and her 50-year-old domestic help were found murdered at her residence in Vasant Kunj Enclave of southwest Delhi on Wednesday night.
The designer has been identified as Mala Lakhani while the servant has been identified as Bahadur.
Police have arrested three people, including a tailor employed by Lakhani, in connection with the murder.
The tailor, with the help of two of his relatives, killed Lakhani as she had not cleared his dues. When she cried out for help, her servant came to help her who was also stabbed.
"One of accused Rahul Anwar was a tailor at deceased fashion designer's workshop. He committed the crime with two of his relatives in an attempt to loot," Joint CP Ajay Chaudhary said.
"At around 2:45 am today, three people came to police station and disclosed that they've committed murder. Police immediately rushed to spot to verify facts. House owner Mala Lakhani and her servant Bahadur were found lying in a pool of blood," news agency ANI quoted police official as saying.
"Lakhani had set up a workshop in her house for cutting and tailoring. Accused Rahul was working as a tailor master there. He along with his associates Rahmat and Wasim made a plan to murder. They stole valuables from the house and left the spot in the car of the owner," police added.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
The bodies were stabbed brutally with a sharp-edged weapon and were lying in pool of blood when the police reached the spot on Thursday morning.
Lakhani, used to run a boutique in Green Park....