The victim, a resident of Ranchi (Jharkhand), was hired through a placement agency. The couple used to make the minor girl work and beat her mercilessly, besides not letting her sleep the whole night. A 13-year-old domestic help was rescued from her employer's house in Gurugram late last evening where she suffered horrific abuse over the last few months, the police said.
Gurugram: In yet another shocking incident, 13-year-old minor domestic help was rescued from her employer’s house in Gurugram late last evening where she suffered horrific abuse over the last few months, the police said. A joint team of police and ‘one stop centre’ Sakhi has rescued a girl, who was kept by a couple to look after their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Officials said that the couple from New Colony, who worked in a private company in Gurugram, had been torturing and sexually assaulting the girl for months. He said that several injuries were found on the hands, legs and face of the girl.
The victim is a resident of Ranchi
According to the complaint lodged by Pinky Malik, in-charge of Sakhi Centre, the victim, a resident of Ranchi (Jharkhand), was hired through a placement agency. Malik alleged that the couple used to make the minor girl work and beat her mercilessly, besides not letting her sleep the whole night, they would not even give her food and she would eat leftovers thrown in dustbins. Was. The victim girl has been admitted to a hospital in critical condition.
The girl was allegedly beaten with hot tongs and sticks by the couple, sources said. Initial investigation suggests the couple would starve and thrash the girl accusing her of “not working properly” and stealing food.
“She was not given food for days. The teen used to eat leftover food from the dustbin,” an official said.
The girl was rescued by the police based on a complaint filed by a Gurugram-based NGO. The NGO contacted police after a Twitter thread on the girl’s condition by an activist went viral yesterday.
The photographs shared by activist Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj show the girl with bruises and burn injuries on her forehead, lips, cheeks and arms.
This 14 yr old girl has been brutally beaten up by an educated couple in Gurgaon. No body part that's not tortured. They cut her, beat her, burnt her with chimta. She had to eat food from dustbin. She was rescued after i raised an SOS & approached @PreetiBDalal@cmohry @NCPCR_ pic.twitter.com/qiWYTOwnxe
— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) February 7, 2023
The couple has been arrested and a case registered under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences or POCSO Act among other charges.
The girl’s photographs, which are in wide circulation on social media now, have evoked strong reactions. Sources say the arrested woman has been sacked by the organisation where she worked.