All for love: The story behind Myntra CEO's maid's Rs 1 crore heist

The precision with which the theft was carried out gave the Bangalore Police a hint that it was an insider's job.

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All for love: The story behind Myntra CEO's maid's Rs 1 crore heist
Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan was on a family vacation when his maid stole jewellery worth Rs 1 crore from his house. (Photo source: Ananth Narayanan/Twitter)


Myntra may be inviting others to save on big bucks with 'Big Billion Days' sale, but its CEO Ananth Narayanan lost Rs 1 crore in a theft carried out by his domestic help.

Bhavani Muppudathi, the 25-year-old maid, has reportedly confessed to the crime.

According to the police, Bhavani was in a relationship with Narayanan's driver Suresh for last two years.

Suresh quit the job as Narayanan's driver seven months ago and was settled in Chennai. Still, he was in contact with Bhavani. Both were set to marry in November but Suresh told Bhavani that they need to be 'financialy secure' first in order to settle down.

The hatched the plan and Bhavani had all the information about the family.

“The CEO, along with his family, had gone abroad recently on a vacation. Bhavani was at home and found it to be the right time to commit the theft,” a police officer was quoted as saying by Bangalore Mirror.

Bhavani stole all the jewellery and handed it over to Suresh. He, in turn, told her not to contact him till he had sold the booty and bought a house.

The matter was reported on September 6 and Bangalore Police started questioning other staff of the house.

Initially, all staff members were suspects, bu the police zeroed in on Bhavani after her finger print matched from the scene of the crime.

Seven diamond necklaces, 24 pairs of earrings, six gold bangles, four diamond bracelets were among the missing jewellery, a Times of India report said.

The Cubbon Park police has filed the case against the domestic help under Section 381 of the Indian Penal Code.

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