DCW rescues minor maid from Dwarka
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women rescued a minor on Thursday from an apartment in Dwarka who was working as a maid for the past 10 years.
Rajni (name changed), 16, was working as a house help at a Dwarka appartment since she was six-year-old. An unidentified person called the Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women Swati Jaihind and informed about the minor.
The DCW team along with the Delhi Police rescued Rajni from the flat.
Rajni said that she has been working in the house for a decade and was not even paid once. She added that she was not even allowed to meet her family in all these years.
The owners of the house where the minor worked said that the girl was employed through a placement agency and they paid her a salary of Rs 3,000, transferred directly to the placement agency.
The girl said that she came to Delhi with a relative when she was little and has been working in the same house since then. She was not allowed to go out of the house except to buy some household items. The girl was rescued on Thursday evening and has been placed in a shelter.
Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Jaihind said that it is sad to know that this girl has been forced to work since she was just 6 year old and she hasn't been even paid anything in return. Jaihind insisted that a FIR should be lodged against the placement agency and the employer.