Couple held for torturing domestic help
The police has arrested Amit and Geeta, who were living in a rented accommodation in Sector 57 here, on charges of torturing and confining their domestic help, Sonu, (name changed), a teenaged boy from West Bengal.The couple was produced in a local court, which released it on bail. Sonu was allegedly trafficked from his native village in West Bengal and employed as a domestic help through a Delhi-based placement agency, to which he was reportedly sold.The boy alleged that his employers used to lock him up inside the house, thrash him and deny him proper food. “They did not allow me to talk to my family members, nor did they pay me anything,” he maintained.
On Tuesday morning, Sonu managed to escape from his employer’s house and reached Vasant Vihar in New Delhi on foot. He was standing near a house there when a security guard spotted him. On being approached by the guard, the boy narrated his tale of woes.The guard called up the Delhi Police. The Vasant Vihar police got the child admitted to Safdarjung Hospital and informed the Gurgaon police.
The Gurgaon police took custody of the child after he was discharged from the hospital yesterday. After reaching Gurgaon, the Gurgaon police apprised Childline of the matter. A team from Childline counselled the child and arranged for his shelter at a children’s home. The Childline Shakti Vahini team is trying to get the boy reunited with his family in West Bengal.
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