New Delhi, Jan 14: A 14-year-old girl, employed as a domestic worker in the house of a dentist in Model Town’s Kalyan Vihar in north-west Delhi, has been rescued. Her body has bite marks and burn injuries allegedly inflicted by her employer. (ALSO READ – 15-year-old Forcefully Fed Alcohol, Gangraped by Six Men in Delhi; Accused Arrested)
The child has been put under the care and protection of the child welfare committee and DCW counsellors. Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered in the matter under sections pertaining to “causing hurt” and Bonded Labour Act and the her employer, Nidhi Chaudhary, has been arrested. (ALSO READ – 15-year-old Daughter of Temple Priest Abducted From Ghaziabad, Gangraped; Body Found in Meerut)
The girl belongs to Jharkhand and prima facie it looks like a case of child trafficking. The Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) has taken a cognizance of the matter and is now trying to trace the family of the minor.
The case came to light after a neighbour of Dr Chaudhary called up the 181 helpline of DCW.
Sharing the details of the case, Swati Maliwal, commission chief, tweeted, “We rescued the 14-year-old Jharkhandi domestic maid from Model Town. Can’t describe her condition! She was burnt, beaten, attacked with scissor, spat at and bitten by lady employer who is a doctor! Most evil!”
“Little girl was so brave. Her lady employer so vicious.” In another tweet, she said: “A doctor herself, how could she torture a 14-year-old in such a brutal manner. Little girl was confined to house, not given sweater, food and has been reduced to bones. Police arrested lady employer! Should be given maximum punishment!” she added. (ALSO READ – Six, Including Five Minors, Gangrape 8-year-old Girl in Pune; One Arrested)
The DCW chief also alleged that the girl was confined to the house and not paid any money
“The eyes of the 14-year-old narrate the tale of the torture she had to go through. The lady doctor burnt her with hot iron, threw hot water on her, bit and spitted on her face and even attacked her eyes with a scissors,” the DCW chief tweeted further.
The matter is ow being investigated by the police.