Hindustan Times (Delhi)
PEETAMPURA: 2 MINORS WORKING AS DOMESTIC HELPS RESCUED
NEWDELHI: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) rescued two minor girls from a house in west Delhi after receiving a complaint on its helpline, a DCW statement said on Thursday.
The girls were aged 10 and seven years and kept as domestic help in a house in Peetampura in west Delhi.
According to a DCW statement, t he commission on Wednesday received a call on its women helpline - 181 and was informed that a minor girl was being illegally confined in a house in Peetampura.
A team of DCW counsellors along with Delhi Police reached at the given address in Peetampura to rescue the girls. “On enquiring about the minor girl, son of the employer tried to mislead the team but on searching the house, two minor sisters were found hidden in a dark room. Girls were brought to Rani Bagh police station for counselling,” the statement said.
The girls told the Commission that they hail from Jharkhand and their parents were very poor.
An FIR has been registered in the matter. The girls have been sent to government shelter home.
“The girls told that a lady (had) brought them to Delhi. Elder sister was brought to the city seven months before while younger was brought about three months back. They were physically and mentally tortured and confined to the house. The girls also informed that they were not given food and clothes properly,” the statement added.
The girls told that a lady (had) brought them (the sisters) to Delhi... They were physically and mentally tortured and confined to the house. The girls also informed that they were not given food and clothes properly.