Minor girl tortured by doctor employer, rescued by DCW

Minor girl tortured by doctor employer, rescued by DCW

A 14-year-old girl, employed as a domestic worker in the house of a dentist in Model Town's Kalyan Vihar in north-west Delhi, has been rescued.

The child's medical exaination reportedly revealed several injury marks on her body.

The child has been put under the care and protection of the child welfare committee and DCW counsellors. The Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) has taken a cognizance of the matter and is now trying to trace the family of the minor.

The DCW chief, Swati Maliwal, tweeted her dismay: "Received call on Delhi Commission for Women 181 regarding a girl being tortured by employer".

This is not the first time that children working as domestic help have been tortured. Creative commons
This is not the first time that children working as domestic help have been tortured. Creative commons

Model Town area of the city. Can't describe her condition. The girl was allegedly burnt, beaten and also bitten by her employer. Most evil!" He went on to tweet that the "Little girl was so courageous. "A doctor herself, how could she torture a 14 year old in such a brutal manner".

She was "physically and mentally tortured, confined to the house and not paid any money", said the DCW.

Police said they have arrested the employer and are looking for members of the placement agency who brought her from Ranchi to Delhi. Police arrested lady employer! "Should be given maximum punishment!" she added. "The lady doctor burnt her with hot iron, threw hot water on her, bit and spitted on her face and even attacked her eyes with a scissors", the DCW chief tweeted further.