Ggn businessman arrested for torturing minor maid
The Gurgaon Police arrested Sagar Jain, the businessman who had employed and tortured a 14-year-old minor girl in his house at Krishna Colony on Thursday. The girl was <g data-gr-id="27">recused</g> on Wednesday evening by an NGO and the Gurgaon police.
According to sources, the wife of the businessman Sangeeta <g data-gr-id="38">Jain,</g> is said to be absconding. The businessman was produced in the district court on Thursday afternoon and a case has been registered against the husband and wife under Section 323 (Assault), 506 (threatening for life), 374 (unlawful compulsory labour), 344 (wrongful confinement for 10 or more days) and 34 of IPC.
The girl was found in an unconscious state in an almirah with deep cuts and bruises all over her body.
According to sources, the girl was trafficked to Delhi by her uncle from Gumla village, Jharkhand. In Delhi, she worked for around three months and then was sent to Gurgaon by a ‘placement agency’. “The girl was hardly fed with two rotis in a day and was beaten and tortured brutally. The victim was working in the house for the past seven months,” said Rishikant, a member of the NGO who was part of the rescue team.
The victim’s rescuers also said her employers would generally keep her empty stomach and beat her with anything that would come handy. The victim was beaten up with kitchen utensils and floor wiper too, said officials. She was found with a deep cut (probably made with a knife on her back) which looked four days old, the officer added.
The statement of the victim was recorded in front of the CWC full bench on Thursday at the Mini Secretariat. The girl in her statement to the Child Welfare Committee, Gurgaon, said that she was poorly fed and was beaten around 4-5 times in a day with floor wipers and a knife. The girl’s body was very weak because she had not eaten properly for all these days. She also claimed that she never received her salary. After her medical examination in civil hospital, she was sent to a child shelter in Gurgaon.
The CWC has also informed the chairperson of National Commission of Scheduled Tribes after the incident and ST/SC Acts will also be invoked, said Rishikant.