DOMESTIC HELP ABUSE Delhi Police team will also try to locate and get in touch with the girl’s parents in Jharkhand
› Her employer is a doctor (dentist) who has a private practice. She … lives in a posh locality… If she (the victim) had continued to stay in the employer’s house for another month, she may have even died.
SWATI MALIWAL, DCW chairperson
From page 02 NEWDELHI: Delhi Police till Saturday had not been able to locate the office of the placement agency, which had sent a minor domestic help to the house of the Kalyan Vihar dentist’s house.
The police have now sent a team to Jharkhand to gather clues about the agency and also get in touch with the minor girl’s parents.
Investigators said that the rescued girl is a tribal from Ranchi and was brought by the agency to the Capital four months ago.
On Saturday, the Delhi Police along with officials of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had rescued minor, aged between 15-17 year old, from her employer’s house where she was allegedly tortured and confined for the last four months.
The victim was rescued after neighbours reportedly heard her screams for help following a particularly brutal assault on Friday evening.
Officials said she had repeatedly been the victim of such assaults in the past four months. They added that the victim had burn marks on her body and bite marks on her face.
Deputy commissioner of police (northwest) Aslam Khan said that a search is on to locate the office of the placement agency, which had brought the girl from Ranchi to Delhi.
“Raids were conducted to track down the placement agency, but its office could not be located. The girl speaks very few Hindi words. A police team has been sent to Jharkhand to find her parents,” said Khan.
The DCP added that the present case highlighted how a number of placement agencies had mushroomed in the Capital in recent times, most of which don’t operate as per established rules and regulations.
“We have come across several placement agencies in the past that do not have any laws and are involved in human trafficking. They target poor girls and sell them as per demand and supply,” said Khan.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said that they have so far learnt that the girl belonged to a very poor family. “She had been almost reduced to bones as she was not being given food daily,” said Maliwal.
“Her employer is a doctor (dentist) who has a private practice. She is a mother of two children and lives in a posh locality. It is hard to believe how people can be so inhuman. I am deeply horrified at the condition in which the girl was being kept in. If she had continued to stay in the employer’s house for another month, she may have even died,” the DCW chief said.
The rescued girl is undergoing treatment at a private hospital and the DCW has said that they will ensure that she gets proper medical treatment, compensation, and is reunited with her family.
“Proper steps shall be taken to ensure the rehabilitation of the girl,” said Maliwa