The theft was committed by Mary Sunita, a woman from Vijayawada, who had joined Patacholla Ananthalakshmi, an 80-year-old woman, as a maid in Kalvakolanu Street in the town. Ananthalakshmi is being treated for paralysis while still in bed. As she did not have children, her relatives approached a consultancy firm in Vijayawada to hire maids. The company sent a woman named Mary Sunita from Vijayawada to Ananthalakshmi's house in Amalapuram on Sunday. When she reached work, her relatives told her what kind of intercourse she should have with the old woman and left. The old woman in the house, who thought it was a chance to be alone, looked at the old woman's shit, on the gold jewelry in the beer.
At around midnight on Sunday, the old woman escaped by grabbing 24 carats of gold jewelery from a dungeon in Beerwala. Relatives came to the conclusion that it was the woman's fault that the maid had not been seen on Monday morning and the jewelery in the house had disappeared. She contacted the consulting firm where the work was done but did not get the correct information about her. A complaint was lodged at the town police station. DSP Padala Muralikrishnareddy and town CI SK Bajilal visited the old woman's house and questioned her. Two police teams were deployed to locate the woman who came as a maid. The two police teams left for Hyderabad and Vijayawada on Monday morning. The case is being registered and investigated, the CI said. Vijayawada-based consultancy firm will also be prosecuted. According to the woman's relatives, the woman was robbed of Rs 20,000 in cash along with 24 carats of gold jewelery.