DWC arrests doctor for mentally, physically torturing tribal household helper from Jharkhand

14 January 2018, 01:16 AM
Delhi Women Commission arrests doctor for mentally, physically torturing a Jharkhand tribal household helper
Delhi Women Commission arrests doctor for mentally, physically torturing a Jharkhand tribal household helper

Delhi Police and Delhi Women Commission (DWC) in a joint raid rescued a 14-year-old tribal household helper and arrested a doctor for mentally and physically torturing her from a posh residential area in the national capital.

DWC chairman Swati Jai Hind confirmed the development to the media on Saturday.

“We had received a call on Friday evening on our helpline no. — 181 — regarding a female doctor residing in Model Town of the city, torturing her household helper,” said Swati.

She added, “On receiving the complaint, we teamed up with Delhi Police and conducted the raid. We recovered the girl in horrible condition. She is from Jharkhand.”

The DWC chairperson further informed the media, that the doctor had hired her with help of a placement agency. “The victim told us that she came to Delhi from Jharkhand looking for a job as her parents are very poor.”

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According to Delhi Police official, the doctor had confined girl for last four months in her house. “The girl told us that her employer use to beat her everyday. On regular intervals the doctor used to throw hot water and burn her with iron and once had attacked her with scissors,” said a senior police officer.

The tribal girl narrating her ordeal to the police and DWC team said, “Once the doctor sat on me and banged her head with a sewing machine. She on regular intervals strangulated me.”

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He added, “We have found deep cut marks, bruises and injuries all over her body. The girl was rushed to hospital for medical attention.”

First Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:35 PM
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