Another minor girl from Jharkhand rescued, was exploited sexually
New Delhi: Days after a 14-year-old domestic help belonging to Jharkhand was rescued from a house in north west Delhi, where she faced severe harassment at the hands of her employer, another Jharkhand native has been rescued, with the girl reportedly only 12 years old.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) claimed that the 12-year-old was sexually exploited, illegally confined and regularly beaten up by her 55-year-old employer, who asked her to massage his body, including his private parts.
According to DCW officials, the girl, from Latehar district of Jharkhand, was brought to Delhi and placed in a home in Jangpura for domestic work in March 2017.
Here, her 55-year-old employer treated her inhumanely, exploited her sexually, confined her in a small room and regularly beaten her up.
She was not even given regular food and was living in a pitiable conditions.
On being rescued, the girl was found to have injuries on her eye and she told DCW counsellors that the employer, his wife and daughter-in-law used to regularly beat her.
She was not allowed to contact her parents and has not been paid any wages till now.
Recently, when the family was out on vacation, the girl managed to flee the house.
Seeing her sitting alone and crying in a park, a passerby made a call to DCW's 181 women's helpline.
A team of DCW counsellors immediately reached the spot and took the girl to Jangpura police station.
An FIR was registered in the case under section 342 of the Indian Penal Code, section 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act. The accused are yet to be arrested.
DCW chief Swati Jai Hind has written to the sub-divisional magistrate to ensure that sections under the Bonded Labour Act are also added in the FIR.
Jai Hind stated, "Hundreds of girls from Jharkhand are being brought to Delhi and sold off. They are being made to face unspoken atrocities. The placement agencies operating in the Capital should be immediately regulated. Further, both Delhi and Jharkhand should work in close cooperation with each other to stop human trafficking".