They were nabbed from a hotel in Tadong near Gangtok Credit: Representational image

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Gangtok (PTI): Two persons were arrested on Monday for allegedly hacking a 75-year-old woman to death and looting her gold jewellery and cash, police said.

The deceased’s grandson and her caretaker were arrested for allegedly killing her on January 9 and decamping with the looted items, East Sikkim Superintendent of Police Shiva Yellasiri said.

They were nabbed from a hotel in Tadong near Gangtok.

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The duo was attempting to flee to Siliguri in West Bengal, where they intended to sell the looted jewellery, he said.

Based on a complaint lodged by the woman’s son, police found out that the duo was missing and tracked them through their mobile tower location, the officer said.

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The possibility of revenge for committing the crime cannot also be ruled out as one of the accused is the deceased’s grandson, he said.

A case has been registered and further investigation is underway, the officer added.

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