Two minor sisters illegally confined in house, rescued
New Delhi: The DCW rescued two minor sisters from a house in Pitampura after receiving a complaint on its 181 Helpline. The girls aged 10 years and seven years were kept as domestic help in a house and they were harassed physically and mentally by the employers.
According to DCW, on Wednesday the commission received a call on its women helpline - 181 wherein it was informed that a minor girl is being illegally confined in a house in Pitampura. A neighbor had made the call. A team of DCW counselors immediately reached the spot in Peetampura with Delhi Police. On enquiring about the minor girl, son of the employer tried to mislead the team but after searching the house, two girls were found hidden in a dark room. The girls were frightened.
DCW further claimed that girls were brought to Rani Bagh police station and counseling was provided to girls. They told that their parents are very poor and they belong to Jharkhand. They told that one woman brought them to Delhi. The elder sister was brought to Delhi seven months before while younger was brought about three months before. However, they were physically and mentally tortured, confined to the house. They informed that a very little amount is paid to their mother. The girls also informed that they were not given food and clothes properly.
"An FIR has been registered in PS Rani Bagh in the matter. The girls have been sent to government shelter home. They will be produced before CWC and magistrate," said CWC.
Recently, DCW had rescued a 14-year-old Jharkhand girl who was burnt, beaten and strangulated by her employer in North West Delhi.