Mumbai: Domestic help attacks housewife with hammer after tiff over milk

After a minor argument over a delay in serving milk, Vijay, who had been hired recently, allegedly attacked a 55-year-old Altamount Road housewife with an iron hammer

A 55-year-old housewife was hit on the head with an iron hammer by her domestic help on Tuesday, after a heated argument between the duo at her Altamount Road residence in south Mumbai. The help, who had started work recently, is on the run after the incident. A team from Gamdevi police station is already in Tamil Nadu, where the accused hails from.

The Gamdevi police have registered an attempt to murder case against the house help only identified as Vijay. The victim, Pallavi Nitin Zaveri, is currently recuperating at Jaslok Hospital, while the weapon, an iron hammer, has been seized by the police.

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According to police officials, Zaveri resides with her husband and two children at the 18th floor of Pushpak Building, Altamount Road. Her husband is a businessman, and both kids were out at the time of the incident. Cops said the incident took place on Tuesday morning.

The accused had been hired by the family a month back as a domestic help, but the family was not satisfied with his services.

Attack most foul
On Tuesday morning, the accused delayed giving Zaveri a glass of milk, after which there was a heated argument between them. Zaveri told him that she would sack him and bring in somebody else. Infuriated by this, the accused threatened Zaveri, and used an iron hammer and hit her a few times on her head.

Zaveri went down in a pool of blood, but managed to call her husband, while the accused escaped from the place. She was later rushed to Breach Candy Hospital, and shifted subsequently to Jaslok Hospital, where she is currently recuperating.

A police officer from Gamdevi police station said, “The accused has been identified, and we have his picture and number. A team has been sent to Tamil Nadu, where he is actually from. We hopefully expect to arrest him soon.”

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