Domestic help 'torture': Girl's relatives allege she was hit with hot tongs, demand strict action against employer
New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) The relatives of a 10-year-old domestic help, who was allegedly thrashed by her employer in southwest Delhi's Dwarka, on Wednesday claimed the minor was often hit with hot iron tongs and demanded strict action against the accused.
They said the girl was employed to take care of the accused couple's child but was also made to do household work.
Police have arrested Kaushik Bagchi (36) and his wife Poornima Bagchi (33) for allegedly assaulting the minor. Police said Poornima works as a pilot at a private airline while her husband is an employee of another carrier. The victim's family and other relatives live in a JJ Colony which is hardly 500 metres from the apartment where she was working as a domestic help. She had been working there for about two months, but none of her family members knew that she was subjected to "abuse". The victim's aunt who spotted her being beaten up by her employer claimed that on Wednesday morning, when she was passing by the street for her work, she saw Poornima beating the girl while she was working in the balcony. On spotting this, she, along with others, went to the couple's house but they did not come out and only after creating a ruckus, they opened the door and let the child come out, the relatives alleged