New Delhi, May 19
A 48-year-old woman, who worked as a domestic helper, was allegedly beaten by her employers who cut her hair in Rajouri Garden in West Delhi, police said on Thursday.
The incident happened on Sunday, they said.
According to police, the victim – Rajni – is from Siliguri in West Bengal and worked as a domestic helper in Delhi. She is undergoing treatment and her family in Siliguri has been notified. The woman was paid Rs 7,000 per month by the accused couple.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Ghanshyam Bansal said, “A tip regarding an MLC (medico-legal case) of a woman was received on May 17 from Safdarjung Hospital. physical assault by his employers. »
Police arrived at the hospital and recorded Rajni’s statement in which she alleged that her employer, Abhineet and his wife assaulted her and cut her hair.
A case under sections of willful injury, forcible confinement and assault has been filed, the DCP said, adding that efforts are being made to catch the accused couple.
According to her placement agency, they received a call late Sunday from employers saying Rajni had fallen ill and needed to be taken home.
“They (the couple) dropped her (Rajni) in my office and left. Later I found her lying in her own urine and saw that she couldn’t move. She was not not sick, they beat her,” the agency owner said.
I took her to the hospital where she told me that the couple assaulted her regularly. On Sunday, the couple came out of her bedroom and cut her hair. She had wounds all over her body, he added.
The medical examination report from Safdarjung Hospital said the woman suffered “physical assault”, “head trauma and “vomiting”. She also had injuries to her eyes, face, limbs, abdomen and other body parts, police said.
Police said the woman started working for the couple in September last year.
“The couple have been in contact with the agency for a long time. Before Rajni, they had hired another woman but fired her saying she was stealing and that they had spiked their food with rat poison,” said said another officer.