The mother of an 11-year-old girl who allegedly threw chilli powder in the eyes of a 71-year-old doctor and stabbed her in West Delhi’s Tagore Garden Monday has claimed the whole incident is an accident.
The child’s mother said she has worked in the doctor’s house for the last 13 years as a domestic help. She claimed her daughter was being falsely implicated in the case.
Police, however, said there were stab wounds on the elderly doctor’s body. “She was rushed to hospital and her condition is stable now. Medical reports confirmed stab injuries on her neck,” DCP West Pushpendra said Thursday. The child has been kept at a girl’s home, he added. The elderly doctor’s family did not wish to speak to the media.
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Giving her version of events on Monday, the child’s mother said she had completed her morning chores at her employer’s house and planned to take her daughter to a doctor in the evening because she had skin rash. “I wanted to skip work in the evening. I sent my daughter to inform my employer. However, she asked my daughter to come and work in the evening,” she said.
“She went there in the evening, but the problem arose when she was asked to clean chilli powder scattered on the floor”. Based on the statement that her daughter gave in front of the police in her presence, the woman said, “When she was cleaning the chilli powder, some of it went inside my employer’s eyes and she continuously rubbed her eyes. Later, she asked my daughter to keep a cracked vase outside the house. My daughter was doing as told when she fell on my employer, who in turn, fell on the vase. When my employer wanted to stand up, a door latch hit her neck.”
She added her daughter came running to her. “I gave her some food and she told me that my employer had fallen down. By then, the police were also called.” The woman said her husband is in Nainital on work and she has not been able to inform him.